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Weekend Reading: Secularism in AKP’s Turkey, Extremism in Syria?, and Remembering Algeria’s Ben Bella

April 13, 2012

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Turan Kayaoglu argues that, despite opinions to the contrary, there is a way in which secularism is actually thriving in the AKP’s Turkey.

Ahmed Al Attar describes the  looming Pandora’s box of extremism in Syria.

Ahram Online’s obituary for Algeria’s first president, Ahmed Ben Bella, who passed away on Wednesday this week.

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