The EU has expressed relief at the decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court’s not to ban the ruling AK Party. Turkey has a history of making life difficult for those who seem to mix their religion and their politics. On Wednesday, the country’s top court narrowly decided against disbanding the ruling party over accusations that it was planning to impose Islamic rule. But the court did cut off millions of dollars in state aid to the party. The decision averted political turmoil but exposed the vulnerabilities of western style democracy in Turkey.