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Christmas every day in Turkey

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Submitted by Michelle Kalpakci (Turkey), Dec 21, 2004 at 05:17

I live in Istanbul Turkey and I have people everyday telling me Merry Christmas. Keep in mind that this is an Islamic country. I have a Christmas tree.... We will go to church on Christmas Eve... We will have Christmas dinner. Don't lump Turkey in with other countries. Saying that Islamic countries are not allowed to acknowledge other religious holidays is ridiculous... Before I moved here I had no idea about their religion so why would they know all about ours? My husband is Turkish and I take offense ...
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