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Islam's history chokes Turkey

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Submitted by PAUL JEFFERY (Australia), Jun 4, 2013 at 07:54

I have a lot respect for the ordinary Turk, who despite violent destruction of it's former empire , several bad or indifferent leaders, the Turk stands up to be counted rather than retreat back to the middle ages. This present phase of the Sunni - Shite war , that really began with release of Ayatolah Khomeni, is an object lesson for the Turk, or The West [including my Australia] why not get involved into events that cannot be controlled .Syria has either been the catalyst for conflict or the cockpit for it.

As for Turkey , history shows that a long tenure in power by a strongman is followed by several weak governments. Turkey will have to restructure it's institutions before normality returns.

PJ

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