Court cases deepen rifts between the religious and the secular in Turkey

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In a major court case, Turkey's ruling AK Party has been accused of subverting the country's secular government. The Turkish constitutional court is expected to rule in a few weeks' time on whether the party should be shut down and its leaders banned from national politics. Also, prosecutors in Turkey have indicted 86 people from Ergenekon, a mysterious nationalist group, over an alleged coup. Many are still at large.
Guest: Bulent Aliriza, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and director of CSIS's Turkey Project.

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