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    • David Israel
    • 27.10.10 | 15:08 (IST)

    when I lived in Turkey between 1950 and 1980 there were no gun stores in Turkey and obtaining a gun was a very difficult thing for a civilian. However after Turgut Ozal allowed private gun ownership Turkey ranks amnong the highest in personal gun sales per capita. There are many murders reported in Turkish papers almost daily. many are pre meditated such as the murder of Munevver that has been in the press for a long time and others are just accidents from firing a gun during weddings etc That gun culture that you have in Turkey does not exist in Israel. Israelis and Jews mostly are peaceful people. In fact the famous joke that one Jewish American comedian Joan Rivers used to make was that when the Jewish man wants to hang a picture on the wall he would get a book to push the nail to the wall because Jews only read they don't even have a

    from the article: Istanbul and Tel Aviv can fix what Ankara and Jerusalem broke
    First published 02:10 27.10.10 | Last updated 02:10 27.10.10
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