Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Knock on the door

"There is a division, however, between the Turkey that the State Department knows and the country that borders Iran. It is not only predominantly Muslim, but Islam is far more actively enshrined in national life than Turkey's official "secular" posture would suggest. Orthodox Christians, concentrated mostly in Istanbul, are under siege and dwindling in numbers. Less than a century ago the Turks were liquidating Christian Armenians by the hundreds of thousands, and ethnically cleansing Greeks who had inhabited the eastern Mediterranean for millennia."
Modbee.com | The Modesto Bee

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