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16) Submitted in 1998, in the immediate aftermath of the departure of the Islamist WP-led coalition government, the report states that reactionist Islamist elements have been hoping to survive by setting up special places to commemorate Ataturk--called Ataturk corners--in their schools, by forcing headscarfed teachers to remove their headscarfs, by organizing arts and sports activities in order to appear as sincere Muslims loyal to the secular regime.
The protesters beat a headscarved woman who was on the street with her baby, insulting her and calling her a reactionist.
But I want this decision to be made by those who have all the facts and forecasts at their disposal, not by knee-jerk reactionists who in years to come would only be able to plead that "It seemed like a good idea at the time".