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Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
School reform begins this year by introducing compulsory Islamic religious education to all grades, including Arabic, to help students understand the Qur'an. For 200,000 Syrian Christian refugees in Turkey, this will be a problem.
Pyrrhean truce between Erdogan and the Turkish army
The Beyloz affair involves high ranking figures of the army, held responsible along with members of the judiciary and bureaucracy of the non-democratic drift in the country. With the support of some sections of the armed forces, Erdogan seems to want to change the constitution in a more democratic direction. He seeks the support of the EU.
From Kemal Ataturk to Erdogan. Turkey votes on June 12
It will be the most important election in modern Turkish history. Favourite: Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party which aims to reap the fruits of the changes created in the country. Polls forecast the Kemalists will be separated by about 20 percentage points. Military sees power greatly reduced.
Turkey faces crucial referendum on democratic future
Sunday's vote for a package of constitutional reforms, which, if approved, could remove what remains of the state desired by Kemal Ataturk. The campaign has been transformed into a vote for or against the government. Polls give a narrow victory to the Yes camp. The possible consequences.
Erdogan wins elections, but victory not as big as he hoped for
The Justice and Development Party fails to secure the 330 seats needed to call a constitutional reform. The Republican People's Party makes gains, as the Nationalist Movement Party holds on to its core support. “The people gave us a message to build the new constitution through consensus and negotiation,” Erdogan said.
Turkey moves closer to Europe after Yes victory in referendum
The result, more favourable than polls anticipated , shows the willingness of people to embark on a "normal" parliamentary democracy. Even some opposition supporters voted Yes. Erdogan, who sees a confirmation in the 2011elections, must now reveal his true intentions.
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