Victory of new Turkish president breaks grip of secularists

President Abdullah Gul

By Sebnem Arsu and Sabrina Tavernise
International Herald Tribune

August 28, 2007

ANKARA: A former Islamist was voted in as the new president of Turkey on Tuesday, breaking an 84-year grip on power by the secular establishment, and ushering a new Islamic middle class from Turkey’s heartland into the center of the staunchly secular state… more