A Let-Them-Into-the-EU Alert from AFP, with thanks to Fjordman:
Turkey’s Islamist-rooted governing party has begun a crackdown on alcohol in the local districts it controls, in a move which has sparked heavy criticism in the majority Muslim, though strictly secular, EU candidate country.
Justice and Development Party (AKP) mayors in Ankara, the capital and symbol of the Turkish secular republic, have banned alcohol from local government cafes and restaurants citing a need to protect family values.
They are also refusing to issue new sales licences, while extensions to existing permits are getting bogged down in interminable bureaucratic delays.
Turkey is officially 99 percent Muslim and Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol. In general, however, Turks follow a more moderate interpretation of the Koran holy book and the sale and consumption of alcohol is legal under licence.