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Submitted by hiren (United States), Dec 2, 2010 at 11:10

A recent two week long tour of Turkey presented a very pleasant, healthy picture of Turkish society, its good nature people and a fine infra structures every where. The mosques, its mullahs and any Friday prayer sermons are strictly controlled by the central govt. The military consumes a big chunk of their central budget and is keeping a close tab on the political parties. Majority of its people are secular and Islamists are probably less than 20% as per our guide. Turkey along with perhaps Indonesia as two very large muslim countries at each end of Asia can truly become beacons of hope for the confused and hatred filled people in other muslim majority states.

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