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turkey is a secular country for 85 years

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Submitted by Zisan Sumer (Turkey), Jun 14, 2008 at 07:13

Dear Sir,

As I read your article I have notice that you lack the knowledge that Turkey is a secular country. Separation of church and state is in place for 85 years .Here is the irony. Now there is talk of islamization of Turkey. Because certain think tanks believe that other islamic nations do not imitate Turkish way of secular regime is simply : Are you ready for t is? Because Turkey is not islamic enough. Therefore other islam countries see Turkey as betraying the islamic ideals for going secular.
In other words .You are either muslim or secular. This is the argument.

Here is my view. It is done and achieved in Turkey so many decades. Why ruin this only bastion of secular islam in order to control other islamic countries. Does that make sense? I think not.

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