"Turkish Premier's Remarks Stir Debate
By SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press Writer
ANKARA, Turkey -- When Turkey's prime minister recently recognized that not all Turks are alike, the restive Kurdish population rejoiced.
Finally they could call themselves a distinct ethnic group -- providing they acknowledged being first and foremost citizens of Turkey.
But many non-Kurds were alarmed, saying the prime minister's remarks amount to a redefinition of Turkish identity that could threaten the nation's survival."
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