Turkey's president warns of Islamist threat

April 13, 2007 19:46

Turkey's staunchly pro-secular president said Friday that the threat Islamic fundamentalism poses to the country's secular establishment has reached its highest level - a warning directed at the Islamic-rooted prime minister, who may stand to replace him in May. "For the first time, the pillars of the secular republic are being openly questioned," private NTV television quoted President Ahmet Necdet Sezer as saying during a speech at the War Academies in Istanbul.

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