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Turks hit streets again amid political crisis

Tens of thousands of flag-waving Turks demonstrated on Saturday in the third anti-government protest in a month amid a bitter conflict over the role of religion in the mostly Muslim country’s politics. Marchers called for the presidential candidate of the ruling AK Party, whose roots are in political Islam, to withdraw, demanding Turkey remain strictly secular. Political tension is running high following a warning from the pro-secular army against the AK Party’s candidate, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, and a court decision to annul the first round of parliamentary voting for head of state. Full Story

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