Without Discriminating - Sure

Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party won parliamentary elections by a wide margin Sunday, and the prime minister pledged to safeguard the country's secular traditions and do whatever the government deems necessary to fight separatist Kurdish rebels. The election was called early to defuse a showdown with the military-backed, secular establishment, which contended that Erdogan and his allies were plotting to scrap Turkey's secular traditions despite their openness to the West. Erdogan raised concern with his efforts as prime minister to make adultery a crime and appoint former Islamists to key positions. Critics also were troubled by his calls for the lifting of restrictions on the wearing of Islamic headscarves.

Erdogan, a devout Muslim, told supporters in his victory speech that he would preserve pluralistic democracy and work for national unity. "We will never make concessions over the values of people, the basic principles of our republic. This is our promise. We will embrace Turkey as a whole without discriminating," he said at a rally in the capital, Ankara. "We are very happy," university student Reyhan Aksoy said. "God willing, great days await us." Source.

MK – That’s it, I’m moving, Islam is peace, nothing to worry about, and the Turkish PM said some really warm and fuzzy things, pluralistic, unity and all that. He said, without discriminating, so no worries folks …. Hello Flight Centre, does Qantas fly to Constantinople Istanbul, hold on a second I hear some shouting here? What ... did someone say Hagia Sophia ... oh is that so? I see ... Let me get back to you Flight Centre.

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