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    • ana
    • 12.06.10 | 18:10 (IDT)

    Turkey is not islamist. It is a secular State, this means, religion and state affairs are separate matters, and this unlike Israel, where religion seems to rule many aspects of life and the state itself. And why do you find it bad? Afterall they are big players in the region, for centuries the best friend of Jews, as you know, received the expelled Jews from Spain and Portugal, and modern Turkey has been one of your best friends in the last decades. So maybe this is a v. good way of finding a way back to friendship between the 2 countries.

    from the article: Palestinians welcome Turkey involvement in Gaza, Fayyad says
    First published 15:19 12.06.10 | Last updated 15:19 12.06.10
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