Saturday, October 30, 2010

Turkish Army Chiefs Boycott Ceremony in Celebration of Modern, Secular Turkey, Because President's Wife Wore Hijab

Pray for a Coup d' Etat.
(The Statesman) — Turkish army chiefs boycotted an official ceremony at the Presidential Palace because the President’s wife wore an Islamic headscarf, the Press reported today. The army’s top brass were conspicuous by their absence late yesterday, at a banquet thrown by President Abbdullah Gul to commemorate the creation of the modern, secular Turkey in 1923.


Anonymous said...

Turkish army chiefs are real men. Is that cool or what.

Damien said...


Maybe there's hope for Turkey to remain a secular democracy.

Epaminondas said...

Let's think about this a moment, the most liberal (in the classical sense) institution in Turkey IS THE MILITARY STAFF?

In 1979 the new govt of Iran chopped the entire upper and mid levels of all services and kept doing it until they got the IRC