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Old 04-16-2007   #4
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The BBC posted this interesting counterpoint to the study about the Islamist shift in Turkey

Turks argue over next president
By Sarah Rainsford
BBC News, Ankara

Mr Erdogan has denied pushing a pro-Islam agenda
The Turkish parliament has begun the process of electing a new president, in what is already proving a highly controversial contest.

More than 300,000 people took to the streets of the capital at the weekend to pressure Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to stand.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6558967.stm
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