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Islam takes center stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week

World / Politics May 31, 2015

Islam takes center stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week

Evoking the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and vowing the Muslim call to prayer would forever ring out, President Tayyip Erdogan put religion at center stage on Saturday as campaigning for Turkey's parliamentary election entered its final week. Persuading religious conservatives, including pious Kurds and nationalists, ...