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"Guardians of Secularism No More"     Print E-mail

"Guardians of Secularism No More" from the National Post by Christopher Hitchens. The recent resignation of the entire Turkish military leadership was an earthquake event, according to Hitchens, who describes it as the end of the post-Ataturk era in which the army guaranteed the country's secular system. Now, he wonders, will the EU – long critical of the military's supreme authority in Turkish politics – be more receptive to a country where there is civilian control of the military – led by Muslims, albeit moderate ones. Recommended by European Affairs. (8/4)


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