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Friday, December 31, 2004

'A civilization project'

"'A civilization project'
Turkish Daily News: 12/31/2004
By Gunduz Aktan
TDN- Germanic Europe, from which Western civilization evolved contrary to the Mediterranean basin, was never multi-cultural in the sense of being multi-religious. It exterminated the European Jewry with the Holocaust, which was the apex of a policy of a thousand years of anti-Semitism. The successful implementation of liberal democracy and pluralism undoubtedly contributed to the development of tolerance, together with economic prosperity. However, it was not enough to turn the European Union into a multi-cultural society. The EU�s civilization project depends on it being multi-cultural. "

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