Turkey- Wikipedia Entry
Turkish Daily News Online
BBC News Country Profile: Turkey
As Turkey has been in the news a lot this week over the Bird Flu epidemic, I decided to grant the National Etiquitte Award to that country. As with most Muslim countries, removing shoes at the doors of homes is customary in Turkey.
Turkey is very keen to become a member of the European Union. I would like to see Britain leave the European Union, ideally, but I guess we that is not too likely. I have mixed feelings about Turkey joining. It would mean a potential huge influx of Islamic immigrants into Europe. That would be worrying. On the other hand, it would draw Turkey away from the possible influence of Islamic extremism. That is why the USA is in favour of Turkey joining. The desire to join the E.U. is putting greater pressure on Turkey to clean up her Human Rights record.
As with nearly all Muslim countries (albeit an officially secular state), some persecution of Christians takes palce in Turkey. For more information on the persecuted of Christians:
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