AtatÃ¼rk was a thoroughgoing scoundrel, but he was also the father of Turkish secularism. This is yet another sign of the impending demise of the secular state in Turkey, and the reimposition of Sharia there.
“AtatÃ¼rk monument to be removed from Istanbul square,” from HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, December 8 (thanks to Joshua):
The AtatÃ¼rk monument in Istanbul’s KadÄ±kÃ¶y square will be removed in line with an upcoming building project, private broadcaster NTV has reported.
The controversial overtaking of the HaydarpaÅŸa building was also part of the same project, which aims to reorganize the KadÄ±kÃ¶y square.
An extension building to a planned culture center is set to replace the AtatÃ¼rk monument, according to NTV.