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Turkey's new Islamic-rooted president praises secularism; vows to be neutral

Turkey's new Islamic-rooted president praises secularism; vows to be neutral

Turkey's new, Islamic-rooted president on Tuesday praised the Muslim country's secular system and pledged impartiality in a speech after being sworn in.
"Secularism _ one of the main principles of our republic _ is a precondition for social peace as much as it is a liberating model for different lifestyles," Abdullah Gul said. "As long as I am in office, I will embrace all our citizens without any bias. I will preserve my impartiality with the greatest of care," Gul said.


Updated : 2021-04-14 08:07 GMT+08:00