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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Battle of the booze: Turkey divided over new alcohol regulations

For the past two weeks, some in Turkey have expressed concern at new regulations on the sale of alcohol. They've sparked a row between conservative Muslims and pro-secular movements; the ruling AKP party, which has Islamic roots, has introduced a number of measures aimed at discouraging people from drinking. Critics fear this is an attempt to force a more Muslim way of life on what's always been a fiercely secular country.

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By Reyhan Baysan , Cenk Baklan , Assia Shihab

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