AP - Ankara
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The Deputy Prime Minister, Tansu Ciller, yesterday told the military to stay out of politics. Turkey's military, which sees itself as the guardian of the country's secular tradition, has been at loggerheads for months with the Islamic-led government. Ms Ciller, whose True Path party is part of the Islamic-led coalition government, said in a speech that "politics is the job of elected politicians."