Monday, September 13, 2010

(NEWS) Turkish Jews: Reform Strengthens Islam

"While international community welcomes referendum approving changes to Turkey's constitution, some locals fear development will weaken army, allow promotion of 'controversial' Islamic laws.

While the international community praised Sunday's approval of constitutional reforms in a referendum in Turkey, some of the country's citizens have expressed genuine concern over the possibility that the changes will weaken the army – which safeguards secularism.

'This development worries the Jews here,' said Tal, a resident of Antalya who voted against the reform, which is aimed at 'bolstering democracy.'"

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