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in response to reader comment: To Dear Yasemin, yes Turkey is imperfect country but is the best in the area.

Submitted by yasemin (Turkey), Mar 7, 2010 at 22:50

Dear Sohel Ahmed,

It is correct that the previous governments could not satisfy the social society, especially on economical equality. The east of Turkiye stayed poor according to the west of Turkiye. In eighty years this balance could not have been achieved. That was one of the reasons for the election of AKP. But most influence was that, the coaliation under Ecevit's leadership had clearly stated to USA government that Turkiye would not help USA for their Iraq war that we would stay out of this. Meanwhile Mr. Erdogan was visiting USA giving promises for supporting their Iraq War. The rest, what happened immediately afterwards I think I do not have to tell. It is obvious enough.

But, later, even AKP members in our Parliament, did not dare to vote for the benefit of supporting this war. well, still AKP let the planes to fly over our country, but secretly, meaning without the permission of the parliament. Anyway that was all they could do.

I mean we are a real republic, not a banana republic to fight with our neighbours for the sake of another country's benefits.

This was a try and Turkiye learned its lesson from that.

Best wishes,


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