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Turkey the land of delusions

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in response to reader comment: When was the first "fair and free election" in Turkey,I wonder ?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 14, 2011 at 06:57

Ianus wrote

>So much for freedom of speech in "modern" Turkey.

Can you imagine what would happen to any Turk that writes that there was really an Armenian Genocide? There is no pluralism or secularism in Turkey which means that Turkey is not a democracy and will never be one

On a different topic: can you comment on Turkey"s little desire to befriend the Arabs who have no like for Turkey or its bloody past in their part of the world? I read the Arab press and maybe we can compare what the Turks have in mind and the reaction of the arab world

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