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Posted by Like they do in Iraq ? on February 16, 2003 at 04:21:15:
In Reply to: Re: 6 million say no to Bush posted by Not bushwhacked on February 16, 2003 at 00:07:35:
Yeah and the only parties allowed are either islamisist or (Turkish) Nationalist. Parties associated with ethnic minorities (Armenians, Iranians, Greeks and especially Kurds) are banned. electoral fraud and intimidation (backed up by the army in Kurdish areas) are widespread. Campaigning in languages other than Turkish is outlawed and any pretence at democracy is a thinly veil for what is actually a military dictatorship.