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Reader comment on item: Is Turkey Going Islamist?

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Jun 7, 2005 at 15:43

An Islamist Turkey in the EU would be bad. A secular Turkey in the EU might be good. But with its large population (isn't it 70 million), after Germany it would be the nation with the largest population in the EU. I don't like some of the EU members. I was rather glad that the vote in France and the Netherlands went against the Constitution. If it was to be a counterweight to the U.S. and promote the interests of the Arabs and the Chinese rather than supporting the U.S., I hope it never passes. Could Turkey be worse than France?

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