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2012-04-30 The Grand Turk
Why Turks don't smile
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 Sounds like yet another example of the medievalism of the Muslim world mentioned in the other post. With the defeat of the non-sectarian Kemalists Turkey seems to be moving back into the sectarian, tribal and ethnic divisions that Ataturk tried to wean the country from.

Back to future has swiched to back to the past.
Posted by AlanC 2012-04-30 15:39||   2012-04-30 15:39|| Front Page Top

#2 Turks are very good to people that they know well, such as their family and kin. Yet, for the people with whom they are less familiar, their attitude dramatically changes. In other words, if they see a familiar face on the street, they go out of their way to show affection. For unfamiliar faces, however, they have nothing but suspicion.

Big deal. you can say the same thing about the Northeast US.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-30 23:06||   2012-04-30 23:06|| Front Page Top

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