The curious twists of history - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 25.01.10 | 05:21 (IST)

    It was less than 100 years ago that the Ottoman Empire was deemed the 'sick man of Europe' by a European nation. It has not been 500 years since the Ottomans besieged Vienna. Turkey has been as much a part of Europe as Asia for a very long time. Yet why should historic reality intrude when religious bigotry is involved?

    from the article: EU President Spain: Turkey belongs in European Union
    First published 02:17 25.01.10 | Last updated 02:18 25.01.10
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