“Erbakan leidde sinds de jaren zeventig verschillende religieuze partijen, die allemaal werden verboden wegens een te islamitische agenda.” Nu.nl
Dat ’te Islamitische agenda’ was uiteraard de mening van het leger. Een artikel wat het lezen waard is in Today’s Zaman:
The timing of Erbakan’s death has added another to the painful memories of the Feb. 28 period, which Turkey is set to observe the 14th anniversary today. On the 14th anniversary, there are growing calls on pro-coup factions to end their anti-democratic endeavors targeting the civilian authority and the rule of law.
Erbakan was referred to as the “teacher” of several of Turkey’s leading political figures, including President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, Turkey Party (TP) leader Abdüllatif Şener and former Prime Minister Recai Kutan.
Erbakan will be laid to rest on March 1 after funeral prayers at İstanbul’s Fatih Mosque. A statement from the SP read that the party is not planning a big ceremony for its leader. “Our leader did not want an official ceremony after his death,” the statement read. Lees verder.