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Secularism in Turkey

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Bags Tue 04-Jun-13 21:02:34

Good article by Rob Marchant, "Young Turks: don't stop now"

GillieB Wed 05-Jun-13 19:31:23

Bags, it is an excellent article. We used to go to Turkey frequently, although we haven't visited now for about ten years. It is a lovely country with kind, welcoming people. Over the years we went we noticed that the country was becoming more liberal, particularly the young people, of course. I found it quite interesting to be sitting on the beach, with a young topless Turkish girl on one side - and a girl in a burkha to the other side!

Although we only travelled to touristy places, it was very apparent that huge parts of Turkey are still very backward - I think there will be huge problems in the country if the Prime Minister continues to crack down on secularism as the population is so mixed.

Galen Wed 05-Jun-13 19:38:59

I'm supposed to be visiting Istanbul in October. I love the place and the people.