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Submitted by Nazim (Egypt), Apr 16, 2012 at 09:04

Your Anti-Turkishness is so obvious at each interview. Has nothing to do with your views on Islam, but basic fear of Turkey and Turkish peoples and their development. How can one be more pessimistic about dynamic and forward looking Turkey of AKP rather than Iran or Saudi Arabia is beyond reason.

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I had long admired Turkey, till the 2002 elections. See my writings on this website.

I worry that the Turkish version of Islamism is more sophisticated, longer lasting, and more dangerous than the rather primitive ones in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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