08/01/2011 05:30 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2011

Turkey Army Staff Resignation: The End Of The Kemalist Affair?

To read of the stunning news, of the almost-overnight liquidation of the Ataturkist or secularist military caste, and to try to do so from the standpoint of a seriously secular Turk, is to have a small share in the sense of acute national vertigo that must have accompanied the proclamation of a new system in the second two decades of the 20th century.

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