Turkey holds massive funeral for ex-Islamic PM (AP) – 150th Edition

FILE - In this April 10, 2009 file photo, Necmettin Erbakan, a former prime minister who led Turkey's first Islamist government between 1996 and 1997, speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey. Erbakan, who was pressured by the military to step down, has died in Ankara, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at 85. Erbakan was currently the leader of his last pro-Islamic Felicity Party. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)AP – Huge throngs of mourners converged on a mosque Tuesday for the funeral of a former prime minister who laid the roots of political Islam in modern Turkey and inspired the current government in its struggle against military-backed secular circles.

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