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The staunchly secularist paper was established in 1924 by a confidant of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk just six months after he established the Turkish Republic.
The ultimate irony of July's failed coup is that it was engineered not by Turkey's secularists, but by the Gulenist officers Erdogan had allowed to be promoted in their stead.
The application by the Warwick Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society for Warwick Students' Union to host Maryam Namazie as an external speaker has now been considered and approved.
But opposition from secularists as well as a ban in other state institutions--which was lifted this month--deterred women from wearing them.
The threat of a coup is not far-fetched: the secularist military staged three coups in Turkey between 1960 and 1980 and pushed the first Islamist-led government out of office in 1997.
Ennahda leaders may have been maneuvering to draw the Salafis into the process, while maintaining their political support, but it gave the secularists another reason to doubt Ennahda's commitment to moderation.
Ennahda has reassured Tunisians it will not impose a Muslim moral code on society and will respect women's equality, but the comments by Jbeli were interpreted by secularists as evidence the party has a hidden agenda.
Whether Islamist and pro-democracy secularist groups can continue to find common ground will be a big factor in determining if the Third Wave can finally make it ashore in North Africa and the Middle East.
Chapter 3 studies the foreign policy challenges faced by secularist nationalists under the one-party rule of the CHP, with a focus on how international and domestic contexts such as Italian and Russian expansionist desires and Kurdish and Alevi revolts shaped foreign policy decisions.
First, in Chapters Two (about the United States), Four (France), and Six (Turkey), he takes ideology as an independent variable and demonstrates how the dominance of assertive or passive secularist ideology resulted in exclusionary or inclusionary policies.
Eruygur was the head of a secularist association that led mass rallies against the AKP in 2007.
According to Deniz Baykal, the leader of the Kemalist CHP, TurkeyYs current situation, which is marked by a political conflict between the secularist and Islamist fronts, increasingly resembles the crisis that led to the coup dYtat of May 27, 1960, which brought Democrat Party (DP) rule to a bloody end.