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Turkish teen suicide revives secular-pious debate

The debate over the place of Islam in public life remains among the most contentious in Turkey.
People wave Turkish flags and portraits of modern Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a rally organized by main opposition group the Republican People's Party, on July 24, 2016, in Istanbul's Taksim Square.

A Turkish court has slapped a ban on all coverage of a young medical student who took his life because he could no longer cope with the pressures of his religious family and the powerful Islamic Nur fraternity they had forced him to join.

The ban followed a formal petition lodged by Enes Kara’s father, Mehmet Kara, on the grounds that his family’s grief was being compounded by the media that infringed on its privacy.

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