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Turkish Kurd Islamist Rally Stokes Tension

More than 100,000 people gathered in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, last week to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The gathering was one of the most powerful displays of the rising power of Islamists in the region, which is stoking tensions with the pro-secular Kurdish nationalist movement. Young and old came from all directions, chanting "God is great" and "Islamic Kurdistan.” It was a powerful show of force by...

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