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The can of worms

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Submitted by DRB (Turkey), Mar 7, 2009 at 17:56

Dear Mr. Pipes,

"Turk" despite attempts by the Republic has not shaken off the ethnic meaning. Anyhow - would it not be better to call Said Nursi a Muslim - or an Ottoman.

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DB

P.S Norman always sings your praise

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Turk has two distinct meanings, a citizen of the Turkish Republic or an ethnic Turk. I used the term here in the first sense.

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