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400 years of Turkish Rule

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Submitted by Robert Arbetman (United States), Apr 16, 2009 at 09:24

A distinction should be made that 400 years of "Moslem Rule" was by the Ottoman Turks who are today often viewed as "Europeans" and "Colonists".

Either way, the modern claim that Palestine is "Arab Land" should be tempered with the fact that it was ruled for approximately 400 years by the Turks.

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