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Thursday, December 29, 2005

|| RedState.org-What Turkey can teach us about Iraq

"What Turkey can teach us about Iraq
By: AaronVB · Section: Diaries

From the Diaries...

'A tidy mind may not appreciate Turkey's contradictions.' So says Mathew Kaminsky, writing about the culture in Turkey that is simultaneously moving towards European standards of human rights while trying prominent author Orhan Pamuk for remarks he made while outside the country questioning the official Turkish denial of the genocide of a million Armenians and some tens of thousands of Kurds. Yet, for all its oddities and paradoxes, Turkey is one of a kind, the only secular Islamic republic (excluding the experiments in Iraq and Afghanistan). As such, it presents us with an interesting perspective, a crystal ball you might say, on how the democracy in Iraq may evolve."

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