Turkish generals push against religious extremism
March 2, 1997
Web posted at: 12:34 p.m. EST (1734 GMT)
ANKARA, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkey's military leaders are
reportedly pressing the Islamic government to pass laws
against radical Islamic movements.
Turkish newspapers said that the army's generals, in a
nine-hour meeting of the National Security Council, demanded
that Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan crack down on religious
The army used a show of force last month to warn Erbakan to
steer away from extremism after a rally near Ankara called
for an Islamic regime.
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