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November 22, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ankara is in safe hands," says a slickly produced poster of a doctor examining a young patient. What is remarkable is that the doctor is a woman, the patient is a blonde girl, and the poster sponsor is a pro-Islamic political party that is shaking the secular roots of a crossroads Muslim democracy that straddles Europe and Asia. The Welfare Party--Refah, the Turks call it--has controlled City Hall here in the nation's capital on the Anatolian plateau for the last six months.
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November 22, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ankara is in safe hands," says a slickly produced poster of a doctor examining a young patient. What is remarkable is that the doctor is a woman, the patient is a blonde girl, and the poster sponsor is a pro-Islamic political party that is shaking the secular roots of a crossroads Muslim democracy that straddles Europe and Asia. The Welfare Party--Refah, the Turks call it--has controlled City Hall here in the nation's capital on the Anatolian plateau for the last six months.
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