Baykal: "The US nation passed its democratic test"
The US nation has passed its democratic test, and now it's the politicians' turn, said main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal yesterday. I think that (Barack) Obama will be more sensitive about secularism," he said following Azeri President Ilham Aliyev's address to Parliament. "I think that there will be a serious change in policies towards moderate Islam." Touching on the US presidential election's impact on Turkey, he said, "As US soldiers withdrawal from Iraq, Turkey's sway in the region will rise. We should make good use of this."