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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thousands of Turks Protest Government (Asharq Alawsat Newspaper)

"Thousands of Turks Protest Government


ISTANBUL, Turkey, (AP) -Tens of thousands of secular Turks gathered in Istanbul Sunday, chanting slogans against the pro-Islamic government that has faced severe criticism from the country's powerful military.

It was the second large demonstration against the government in just two weeks and shows a deepening division between secular and Islamist camps in Turkish society. More than 300,000 secular Turks staged a similar rally in Ankara two weeks ago."

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