Turkey's ruling party denies plans to scrap secularism

April 26, 2016 12:09 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party has denied it has plans to change the nation's secular constitution into a religious one.

The statement from senior party officials on Tuesday came a day after parliamentary speaker Ismail Kahraman said majority-Muslim Turkey should have a religious constitution. His comments have led to fears that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's party — which is drafting a new constitution — plans to s...

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