Tension In Turkey

Abdullah Gul was sworn in today as Turkey’s first president who represents a religious Muslim political party. It was noteworthy no member of the Turkish military attended the swearing in ceremony. General Buyukanit had warned earlier this week against religious leaders who threaten to subvert Turkey’s secular institutions. turkish military leaders will most likely monitor the actions of Gul, particularly when it deals with appointing new military officers. If he indicates any intention of ending secular control, it might result in military intervention against the government.