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Turkish PM’s Office Denies Asking U.S. Not To Call Turkey “Secular”

The Islamist Fethullah Gulen affiliated, pro-AKP daily Zaman reported that the Prime Ministry’s Information Center released today a statement denying as “false and baseless” [Hurriyet’s] report that said AKP had asked the U.S. administration not to use the word “secular” when referring to Turkey. The statement said that publishing such claims based on non-existing [U.S.] and unverifiable source is an example of irresponsible conduct and an intentional act of disinformation.

Source: Zaman, Turkey, January 30, 2008

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