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The new ministers included members of secularist party Nidaa Tounes and its main rival, the Islamist Ennahda, which did not have any posts in the earlier cabinet.
But tensions have resurfaced in Turkey with greater intensity, particularly between secularists and Islamists.
President Al-Bashir has appreciated the great Daawa role being carried out by the Sufi sects, calling on the Sheikhs of the Sufi sects to work for uniting the Muslims rank to confront the secularists who demand dismissal of the Islamic Sharia application.
Both hard-line secularists and Islamists agree that the corruption probe into the Erdoy-an government was initiated by the "Fethullahists," who dominate the judiciary and the police, and demand that this "clandestine Fethullahist parallel state" be discovered and eliminated through what amounts to a witch hunt.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling center-right Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has Islamist foundations, suggested the relaxation of the trouser ban and the opposition parties - the secularist CHP, the pro-Kurdish BDP and Turkish nationalist MHP - supported the proposal, which has now been approved by the Turkish parliament.
But opposition from secularists as well as a ban in other state institutions--which was lifted this month--deterred women from wearing them.
Earlier, security forces fired tear gas in fields around the courthouse in the Silivri jail complex, west of Istanbul, as defendants' supporters gathered to protest against the five-year trial, a landmark case in the decade-long battle between Erdogan and the secularist establishment.
In his first public comment on the July 3 military coup, the Al Qaeda boss, himself an Egyptian, said: "Crusaders and secularists and the Americanised army have converged .
The army has simply reaffirmed and aggravated a decades-old feud between secularists and Islamists.
Investigation of the alleged conspiracy, which surfaced in 2007 when police discovered a cache of weapons in Istanbul, was initially welcomed by a public eager to see an end to the "Deep State" - a shadowy network of militant secularists long believed to have been pulling the strings of power.
It is the latest protest to rack Bangladesh, deepening tensions between secularists and the largest Islamic party, Jamt-e-Islami, whose leaders are under trial for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence.
More than simply a gathering of those with similar secular ideals, it challenged its audience to consider how to move forward, not just as atheists and secularists, but as a political force that respects the belief system and goals of American atheists, secularists, free thinkers and those of faith who wish to resurrect and protect America's secular government.