When I was 10, I was one of four close friends in my neighborhood. We always played and spent our free time together. One morning, I went to Nilüfer’s house, the most beautiful of all of us four with her pale pink skin and raven hair. When I arrived at Nilüfer’s home, many people from the neighborhood were there, crying. The night before, Nilüfer, her older sister, and her dad were out to visit one of their relatives. Her dad was drunk, and driving. They had an accident. Nilufer died—on the spot. My friend was no more. Her dad survived and the older sister was left paralyzed for the rest of her life.
A hidden Islamic agenda?
We see a classic example of overreaction, especially in the Western media, against the Erdogan government simply because the AKP is a political party of practicing Muslims.Ceylan Ozbudak
Turkey’s political opposition flared up against Erdogan after the legislative session, accusing him of having a hidden Islamic agenda and meddling in peoples’ lifestyles. The main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said: “I would actually expect the AKP to entirely ban alcohol production in Turkey; why didn’t they?” The Leader of the nationalist front, MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli assisted the passing of regulatory laws in the parliament and said: “While respecting the area of personal freedom, we agree that strengthening the spiritual, bodily and mental health of our future generations is an essential mission.”