In Focus: Close Up - Islamic World, Secular World
In Focus: Close Up - Islamic World, Secular World
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An attempted "judicial coup" - as some are calling it - against Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed in July, when the Constitutional Court refused to ban it for allegedly trying to undermine the country's secular constitution. Another political crisis had been averted, but Turkey remains deeply divided country - and at the same time, a candidate for European Union membership.  It is torn between east and west, between the Islamic religious and the progressive secular forces, between repression and democracy.  Who is on which side, and what do they want?  And what about the third front - the so-called liberals?



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In Focus: Close Up - Islamic World, Secular World
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