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The case of Turkey

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Submitted by Janusz Kowalik (United States), Jun 10, 2010 at 20:23

Dr PIpes explains well some current political trends in Turkey.But let us take a more global look.

What is not clear why in Turkey and the entire world with a few exceptions we see a growing strength of religions and gradual departure from rational and secular values. Why we do not have dozens of Ataturks who wanted to move his country from bacckward past to modernity.

Why do we aee in some Christian countries growing politicsl influence of the religious charlatans who eliminate all political and human gains made by the intellectual Western giants of Enlightment.

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