Islamization of Turkey Alert from Euractiv.com, with thanks to Fjordman:
Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association TÃ¼siad have accused the Erdogan government of lagging on reforms and paying too much attention to religious topics. The recent slide of the Turkish lira adds to Ankara’s worries.
Ã–mer Sabanci and Mustafa KoÃ§, two leading businessmen representing industry association TÃ¼siad, expressed their disappointment about their governments’ recent performance during a meeting of the TÃ¼siad’s High Advisory Council on Friday 2 June.
The TÃ¼siad chiefs called on the Erdogan government to refocus on the necessary reforms and use less political rhetoric on religious issues. The Turkish business elites fear that in view of new elections in 2007 (or early elections in 2006), the Erdogan government is trying to score with its pro-islamic constituencies and therefore “polarising” on issues related to secularism.