Barah sekularisma! Penentangan mereka terhadap Islam datang dalam berbagai rupa. Ini pula berita dari Turki, selepas kehangatan tindak-tanduk pembela sekularisma di Ijok (teringat kata-kata pemimpin tinggi BN mengundi (wakil rakyat) tidak kena mengena dengan dosa dan pahala!)
April 29 - More than one million secular Turks have protested in
The crowd, carrying Turkish flags, filled
Police at the scene said that the number of demonstrators, from
Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillps met many women at the rally who said they fear that their way of life, what they call a modern way of life, is under threat by the possible spread of "political Islam".
The rally came a day after Erdogan's government rejected a warning from the military over the country's disputed presidential election, calling its interference unacceptable.
"It is out of the question for me to withdraw my candidacy in any way," he said.
Although Gul is the sole candidate in the election, he missed out on election in Friday's vote due to a boycott by opposition groups who object to Gul's alleged Islamist past.
The result of the vote prompted a military statement that some interpreted as a robust defence of
Gul said his decision to run for the presidency was "taken in a night" but the result of lengthy negotiations.
The main opposition Republican People's Party has asked the constitutional court to cancel Friday's vote, arguing that the session of parliament was inquorate.
If the court agrees, general elections set for November 4 could be brought forward.
If not, Gul could be president in a third round vote on May 9, when he needs only an absolute majority in the AKP-dominated parliament.
The prospect of Gul as president has alarmed secularists who suspect the AKP of having a secret Islamist agenda.
The ruling party argues that it is now committed to secular principles.
Sunday's protest comes after 300,000 pro-secular Turks demonstrated in