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Subject: Turkish voters give Islamists solid majority
VelocityVector    7/23/2007 3:43:26 PM
Turkish voters give Islamists solid majority Matthew Fisher, The Ottawa Citizen Monday, July 23, 2007 ISTANBUL, Turkey - In a sharp rebuke to Turkey's unswervingly secular generals, the country's 42 million voters returned an Islamist party to power with a strong majority yesterday. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received nearly 47 per cent of the vote -- up from 34 per cent in 2002. This will translate into a comfortable majority for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose party elected about 340 deputies to the 550-seat parliament. It was the largest support a Turkish party has gained since the 1969 legislative election. "We've passed a very important test of democracy that is an example to the world," Mr. Erdogan said during a victory speech in Ankara. . . . © The Ottawa Citizen 2007 h**p://
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kane       7/23/2007 5:43:34 PM
Damn it's really hard to fix prstige.Things go to foreign media really different

First of all AKP is not an Islamic party.There is only one Islamic party and it is Saadet Partisi which could get into parliement.
AKP is a conservative party and these guys are pretty similar to Bush in this religion way.So is America a Christianic state?

Anyway most of the guys in this party(some are even old  LEFTISTs) have a bad backgrounnd.Some bashed Atatürk,Erdogan said many things aganist secularism .....etc
Thats why most of the elites don't want them
Besides THEY'RE EXTREMELY LIBERAL.Sold a lot of governmental things to foreigns and maybe even stole some money :S

The people vote for Erdogan because they like him.not because of AKP.Considering most of the pop is not well educated they think they vote for a guy among them.A guy among people.

The other factor:Army threathened them.People talked aganist them.Wrong policies by other parties made them stronger.A major right wing party didn't join election so some of the votes went to them too

Result:Turkey didn't vote for an ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT but made a bad choice.We'll continue as dog of America and sell many other things to foreigns

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