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On Turkish streets, local battles over Islam's role: Amid the deep political crisis over the country's presidency, secularists bemoan an incremental Islamization of everyday life on the local level.

Date: May 9, 2007
Author: Yigal Schleifer
QUOTE: Founded on secular ideals by Kemal Ataturk after World War I, the majority-Muslim republic is embroiled in a deep political crisis pitting the AKP-led government against secularists, who fear the liberal Islamic party is gaining too much power.

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