Sharia delay in Turkey, probably EU-motivated. From AFP:
ANKARA (AFP) – Facing a popular outcry at home and stern warnings from Europe, the Turkish government discreetly stepped back from a plan to introduce a motion into a crucial penal reform bill to make adultery a crime punishable by prison.
The announcement came in a roundabout way, by implication, and from an unexpected source.
After a surprise 20-minute meeting, opposition leader Deniz Baykal, flanked by two top government ministers, told expectant reporters: “No motion that does not bear the signatures of both parties will be submitted to the assembly.”
Baykal’s social-democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP) had always opposed the adultery clause.
Although none of the men even mentioned adultery, it meant the plan by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) had died a quiet death.