Turkish Republic at a crossroads on its 90th birthday
Turkey is celebrating its 90th birthday today, Oct. 29, as its region passes through yet more turmoil.
The gap between East and West is widening as the European Union calls for more advanced standards of politics and economy by learning through crises, while the Islamic political scene shows worrying signs of more sectarian and ethnic conflicts in the near future. Such developments taking place along Turkey's western and western (and southeastern) borders are causing pains and seem to be dragging the country into a morass.
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