MB chairman mourns Turkey’s first Islamist PM
|Sunday, February 27,2011 15:13|
The Muslim Brotherhood’s chairman Dr. Mohamed Badie offered his sincerest sympathy following the death of Turkey's first Islamist Prime Minister, Negm Eldin Erbakan, who died at the age of 85.Erbakan who served only a year as prime minister was forced to stand down in 1997 by Turkey's staunchly secular military.
His Islamist Welfare Party was prevented from practicing politics or emerging in the political arena in 1998 and he was banned for five years for violating the constitution.
Turkey’s current governing AK Party, which has Islamist roots, grew out of Welfare.