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You shouldn't take it personally

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Submitted by Dong (Bermuda), Jul 18, 2017 at 21:12

1. Turkey - already a country short on talent - cannot afford to send someone even remotely intelligent to a country such as Bulgaria, which is unfortunately of secondary importance in the world.

2. Assuming the Turk that confronted you is even halfway functional, the correct conclusion to make is that he was putting on a show for his boss back home.

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I don't take it personally, for sure.

1. Turkey has plenty of talented diplomats and Bulgaria, a neighbor, is important.

2. Yes. Part of Gökçe's problem, I suspect, is that he is no Islamist but an opportunist. Look at this picture of him and his wife: http://dostlukbg.com/wp-content/gallery/priem-29-10-2015/04.jpg

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