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  • Istanbul's 'experiment'?

    ISTANBUL, Turkey. -- Evangelical Christians helped President Bush win the White House twice and in return, the president set up an Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in 2001 to help religious groups compete with secular organizations for federal grants to provide social services. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the White House-sponsored initiative, but on July 25, the Supreme Court decided that it breaks no laws, allowing the White House to continue advocating on behalf of faith-based charities. There is a debate about whether this effectively dwindles the separation of church and state, and whether the Bush-appointed judges are allowing religion to guide their decision-making.


  • Talking Turkey

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) handily won Turkey's national election this week, retaining its majority rule in parliament and striking a blow for Islamists and against the secular establishment to maintain a single-party government for another term. Yet, the Turks made sure that the AKP won't be able to appoint the new president in a month without the consent of the secularist and nationalist representatives of society.


  • Talking Turkey

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) handily won Turkey's national election this week, retaining its majority rule in parliament and striking a blow for Islamists and against the secular establishment to maintain a single-party government for another term. Yet, the Turks made sure that the AKP won't be able to appoint the new president in a month without the consent of the secularist and nationalist representatives of society.


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