It's election time. Probably the most important elections of your life and you're not invited.
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday 12 June 2010 and if the governing party gets a big enough mandate, they could be unleashed to provide the country with a new constitution that helps the country jump a good distance.
Or the power could get into the heads of the government and they may become authoritarian and/or a part of the problem (that is always a risk).
This will shape the future of Turkey and also have repercussions on the wider region.
The last government had a "prevent" strategy to fight (mostly Muslim) extremism (which had some good goals but was also used to spy on the Muslim community and had a pretty negative image within the Muslim community).
Now this government wants to replace it with another one, but this instead of targeting violence or the promotion of violence, instead wants to focus on fighting what the government considers unbritish behaviour.
published by Anonymous (not verified) on 3 June, 2011 - 21:06
A jury at Southwark Crown Court has found four Metropolitan police officers not guilty of assaulting a terrorism suspect. But it has taken almost eight years for the story to be fully told in the British courts.