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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Jul 6, 2013 at 12:31

The question is not a geographic one, it is a philisophical one: Turkey is not in Europe if Europe is defined as a civilized entity which values equality before the law, freedom of religion and the protection of minorities. As long as Turkey marches towards Sharia it will never be in Europe, assuming Europe maintains its integrity as a modern Western democracy with civil rights.

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