- Posted October 9, 2013 by
Is Turkey getting more Islamic ?
Turkey is the only secular country among all others which has a Muslim population.But, the actions current government make have some conflicts with that issue.After Erdogan won a presidential elections in 2003,so many rules changed surprisingly.His historical past shows us he was a member of conservative islamic side.When he became a Prime Minister,some people believe that he is trying to make Turkey more Islamic.There are too many examples which can support this idea.But the last regulations which prepared by his government made Socal Democrat Turkish people very sensitive and so many people now are afraid about being like Iran.
1-With the new package of rules,government declared "Women with Turban can enter and work in State buildings and Universities".They published that rule in the name of "freedom of dressing".But the workers in state buildings can not wear slit skirt and open-top dress.
2-Almost all big media giants in Turkey are under pressure by government.At least %95 of them are afraid about publishing news against government.(Include CNN Turkey)
Recently,one of the minister said inadvertently "We don't have all the media yet".
3-Last month,government regulated sales of alcohol.Beside extraordinary raises of alcohol prices,they also dictated the shops and markets which sell alcohol after 10 pm will be punished.Shops can not exhibit their products in front of the market.They have to put their alcohols to the back of the market.
There will be no alcohol advertisement in nowhere(ınclude magazines and bilboards).
4-By the new education year,so many secondary and high schools converted as a "Imam-Hatip" schools(trains Imams and Religious workers).
Everyday,it can be heard there are new "Imam-Hatip"schools.
5-This week, the assistant of Prime Minister criticised one of the anchor women because of her dress in one tv channel.He said,the women was wearing immoral dress and it can not be accepted.The following day,channel boss fired her.
6-In the "Gezi Park Protests" 6 protesters were killed by police violence and noone is being judged in the court.
19 years old Ali İsmail Korkmaz was hit by polices and he died but there is no responsible with that action.The other guy "Ethem Sarısülük" was shooted by police gun and this police guy still on duty.In the last protest,one bar worker had heart attack because of too many tear gases which polise used and he died.But the police forces still puting these gases without any hesitation.
In addition,Turkish Prime-Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have several videos which contains his ideas about Democracy and Secularism in his past.
In the first video,he claims that Democracy can be never real target for them,but it should be a tool which they can use to reach to their real aim.
In the second video,he says "Secularism is not necessary .Muslims can not be secular.And for sure it can be destoreyed if public wants".
Turkish social democrat side people are afraid about being like Iran.They support that idea by saying "If we go deep inside the Iran's Islamic Revolution,we see the same steps occuring in Turkey now".