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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Headline of the Day: "Turkish University Students Demand Jedi, Buddhist Temples"

This article probably can speak for itself once you know a couple of things: Hürriyet Daily News is an English-language paper and website of the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, and it is politically secularist, Kemalist and aligned with the secular opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) founded by Atatürk. It is not then, a fan of the religious policies of President Erdoğan's ruling AKP. With that in mind, enjoy the story: "Turkish university students demand Jedi, Buddhist temples amid mosque frenzy."

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