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Recent U.S. statements have described some Arab leaders as lacking in political adeptness and described others as failing to make required political and economic growth in their countries, while at the same time, the U.S. is allying with Islamists.
Many decisions taken later by the Erdogan government were incompatible with the U.S. interests as Washington found out that Erdogan and his party were stuck to their conservative Islamic popular platform whenever the need arises.
‘Abd al-Mun‘im Sa‘īd examines the success of the Turkish experiment, considered by moderate Muslims to be a model for democratic Islam.
The recent Turkish legislative amendments made according to the human rights criteria of the European Union have failed to secure freedom of expression.
This article discusses how the crushing of leftist, secularist, democratic and nationalist organizations and movements in some Arab countries, including Egypt, weakens civil society and could encourage extremism.
The author wonders whether the European Union has set such difficult conditions for Turkey’s accession to the EU because they strongly oppose Turkish accession, but cannot reject Turkey outright.
According to recent statistics, one in three Turkish women are subjected to physical domestic violence.
65% of Turkish women wear hijāb despite it being banned in governmental institutions and universities.
President Jacques Chirac forewarns that Turkey’s rejection by Europe may cause it to move towards fundamentalism and fanaticism.
British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw spent hours this week negotiating with Germany over the issue of Turkey’s accession to the European Union.

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