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The generals' warning (April 2007)

Sener Erugur, President of Kemalist Atatürk Thought Association	Chief of General Staff Yasar Buyukanit
Sener Erugur, President of Kemalist Ataturk Thought Association
- Chief of General Staff Yasar Buyukanit

The idea that the AKP is a threat to the secular order is regularly repeated by the opposition political party, the CHP, parts of the bureaucracy, Kemalist NGOs such as the Ataturk Thought Association and Kemalist newspapers such as Cumhuriyet.

In a speech to the War Academy in Istanbul on 13 April 2007, then Turkish president Ahmet Necdet Sezer, whose 7-year mandate ended on May 16, accused the AKP of trying to undermine the secular order.

"The political regime of Turkey has not faced such danger since the founding of the republic

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