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Turkish residents say Turkey should ban call to prayer


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Nov 25, 2008
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Efforts to squelch late-night noise have club owners up in arms and some residents looking forward to a sound sleep while others say fireworks and loud prayer calls should be the next to be shushed.

Istanbul spars over 'sound of silence' on the Bosphorus - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

However, probably reluctantly on the part of the AKP:

Daily Milliyet reported that noise limits would be applied to the prayer calls transmitted over mosque loudspeakers, an idea that received little support in Ortaköy. Rüştü Sezgün, 73, said he already has trouble hearing the prayers coming from the local mosque and added that noise regulations should not be applied to mosques or churches because everybody has the right to worship.

Although churches have no need to comply with the restrictions.
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