It is a Western nation.
It is an Eastern nation.
It is a mix of Eastern and Western values.
It has a unique position.
with the support of two faced west
turkey is still more secular than most of so called modern western countries
the west would be happy if turkey was another saudi arabia ,which is easier to exploit
you can exploit ignorant and bigoted ones better than educated ones
"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK
(I am not in favor of this, but let's not overstate our case).
Regarding the topic, here is a simple solution: Turks have to decide, once and for all, what is their national drink. If it is raki, Turkey is a Western nation. If they vote for ayran - sorry
As I don't look remotely Turkish and neither does my partner..what did they think we were going to do??
Rock in to the polling station drunk and vote for Mickey Mouse??