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Turkey is not like Iran

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in response to reader comment: 99,8 % Islamic Turkey not going Islamic ?

Submitted by sebnem kan (Turkey), Mar 11, 2010 at 07:34

Yes, an overwhelming majority of Turkey's population is Muslim, which means that Turkey is an Islamic country. BUT: the Islamic rules are not practised as they are in Iran and Arabic countries. Women live their social lives in accordance with patterns of a secular society, not with dogmatic implementations of religios rules. With its such a bright face, Turkey is a striking and stunning example of a secular Islamic country. Radical Islamists, on the other hand, notorously intend to revive "untrue" rules of Islam, which is a black stain for true believers of Islam. This controversial issue, unfortunately, has turned out to be a politic power game played on Turkish people.

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