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Turkey vs. Iran

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Submitted by Stergios Bakas (Sweden), Nov 30, 2010 at 07:58

A very good article, indeed. I think that Erdogan is only a frontal figure that takes any opportunity to teach the world islamistic morals in leftist tunes. During the last NATO summit, the islamist Turkey revealed its real face and I hope that the leaders of the western world will draw the right conclusions.On the other side, the European peoples (and even some politicians), are not aware of how interdependent Iran and Turkey are with each other to a point that there is no return to normal, secularistic solutions. As long as imam Gulen guides Turkey, there would be no rivalry for islamist leadership, because they have many open fronts with Kurds, leftists, christian minorities, various islamic religious groups etc. And there is always a fundamental division in Turkey between coastal and inner land´s peoples, which can result in separatism, if the country faiils to become member of the EU.

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