The Turkey / Izmir where I was born and raised was a welcoming country proud of their MISAFIRPERVERLIK (welcoming others.) As Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi had said KIM OLURSAN OL GEL (Who ever you are, come) But I see that your generation has forgotton these good Turkish traits and abandoned Ataturk's path such as YURTTA SULH CIHANDA SULH (peace inside the country and peace in the universe) It is sad to to see the great secular democracy created by Ataturk heading back to the middle ages. Ataturk and Leutenant Kubilay must be turning in their graves with sadness. Kubilay's sacrife was in vain.
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