Turkey’s secularists alarmed over rise of Islamic ‚moralism‘

19.11.2013                      16.Kislew.5774

Türkei:

Turkey's secularists alarmed over rise of Islamic 'moralism'

A stream of provocative comments from Erdogan has heightened accusations of religiously-motivated interference in private life and exacerbated secularists' sense of siege.

For decades his picture dominated Turkey, piercing blue eyes staring from hoardings, keeping watch over city streets and army barracks. Schoolyards echoed every morning to his oath: "Happy is he who can say 'I am a Turk!'"….