Hosting the German deputies in Ankara for two days, officials of AKP held talks which were closed to the press. Parliament’s Education Commission Chairman Tayyar Altikulac and Foreign Affairs Commission Chairman Mehmet Dulger explained to their guests,. Thomas Kessedel, Herman Tx Kues and Holger Haibach, their views on secularism and religion.
Altikulac and Dulger underlined that; “There are some in Turkey who strive for Islamic order. But the vote percentage of these is only 2 %, as seen in the last elections. Do you not have similar people in your country? The vote of democracy and republic in this country is 98 %. No one is strong enough to reverse this.” Mehmet Dulger also said that “No on can attempt to change the regime in Turkey, before passing over our dead body!”