CHP Leader Deniz Baykal: AKP Steering Turkey Towards Islamism
Opposition CHP leader Deniz Baykal said that AKP has changed the direction of the secular republic and is steering Turkey towards religionism [Islamism]. Speaking yesterday at a meeting of high level CHP officials, Baykal criticized the ruling AKP for "taking critical institutions of the government under siege," noting that recent top level appointments are very worrisome.
Baykal said that changing the Turkish Constitution will be the final stage of the AKP plans.
Source: Cumhuriyet, Hurriyet, Turkey, December 14, 2007