This has been obvious for quite some time. “Turkish prosecutors say AK Party seeks Islamic state,” by Gareth Jones for Reuters (thanks to all who sent this in):
ANKARA (Reuters) – State prosecutors demanding the closure of Turkey’s ruling AK Party accuse it of trying to turn the country into an Islamic state, according to the text of their indictment quoted on Saturday by Turkish media.
The 162-page file, sent to Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Friday evening, marks the latest shot in a long-running feud between the fiercely secular elite, which includes judges and army generals, and the religiously-minded government.
The prosecutors’ move has raised investor fears of possible political and economic instability in Turkey, a European Union candidate, though a final court verdict may take many months.
“There is an attempt to expunge the secular principles of the constitution … The guiding principle of political Islam is sharia (Islamic) law,” private broadcaster CNN Turk quoted the indictment as saying.
“The AK Party envisages a model (of society) which takes its reference from religion.”…