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    • David Israel
    • 27.10.10 | 14:45 (IST)

    1. The Turks who identify themselves as Kemalists are the true democrats in Turkey. They support Kemal Ataturk's ideals of a secular, free democracy. They are very well educated in the best universities, they are peaceful and enlightened. They live mostly in more affluent and modern coastal cities like Izmir and Antalya. They make about half of the Turkish population. Thise who support IHH, the ultra Islamists who claim to be democrats are in fact anti democratic, can not tolerate any ideology other than a religious ideology. They are ill educated and believe only what Islam tells. PM Erdogan has send thousands of people including 26 journalists many world respected university professors to the Silivri Jail to oppress their opinions, and with no charges. 2. Ibraheem of Betlehem: Although I am aware of some Israeli extremists who disagree with me, I can assure you that if they and Hamas would disappear, you and I could make peace easily and provide a good future to our children's generation. The challenge is for you and I to raise our voices and promote real peaceful sentiments.

    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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