View Poll Results: WHich of the following defines Turkey?

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  • It is a Western nation.

    4 18.18%
  • It is an Eastern nation.

    2 9.09%
  • It is a mix of Eastern and Western values.

    7 31.82%
  • It has a unique position.

    8 36.36%
  • Other

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Thread: Turkey's position

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    Turkey's position

    What do you think about Turkey's position in general?

    This poll is a very general one. Please select the option that best defines Turkey for you.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    I generally prefer to rotate it about halfway through the cooking process, and baste it liberally.

    Once cooked, I tend to position it toward the head of the table as opposed to the center, so that the carver can serve everyone himself and save a lot of hands and forks reaching across at once.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by moustapha View Post
    What do you think about Turkey's position in general?

    This poll is a very general one. Please select the option that best defines Turkey for you.
    As long as its in gravy then I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I generally prefer to rotate it about halfway through the cooking process, and baste it liberally.

    Once cooked, I tend to position it toward the head of the table as opposed to the center, so that the carver can serve everyone himself and save a lot of hands and forks reaching across at once.
    ....And fools seldom differ.

    In all serious having lived in the country i had to vote for 'a mixture of western and eastern values' as it seemed the only way to generalize given the huge differences in attitudes throughout the country. Even if you are talking about the Turkish government you would have to define which part you were talking about given that many elements of the state apparatus enjoy a degree of autonomy (albeit less so since 2010).

    It would also beg the question 'position on what?' given that many are very western in terms of religious views, personal/social life etc. but very anti-Western in terms of politics and foreign policy.

    I would also question whether 'Western values' are even that western but that's one for the history forum.
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 05-22-13 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Basically a modern, western style, Muslim nation with a secular government. Tis unique.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Basically a Muslim nation with a secular government. Tis unique.
    Iran's not that far behind. I've heard Ahmadinejad bitch quite a bit about how "westernized" his nation has become and is becoming. I say another 10 years and Sharia will be gone.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Basically a modern, western style, Muslim nation with a secular government. Tis unique.
    Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and most of the 'Stans' would disagree.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and most of the 'Stans' would disagree.
    Well yeah, barring the functioning democracy aspect.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Well yeah, barring the functioning democracy aspect.
    that's another matter, though you would be hard pressed to link that to religion. You could have said the same thing about Roman Catholic countries in the mid seventies.

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    Re: Turkey's position

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Turkmenistan and most of the 'Stans' would disagree.
    Oh yeah, the gruesome little dictatorship with abysmal standard of life and a golden statue of Dear Leader (Father of All Turkmen, to be precise) rotating to follow the Sun, his close relative - it is very Western and very modern....

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    Re: Turkey's position

    I never said it was, i said it was secular.

    Edit; with hindsight i should have been clearer. And just to clarify i don't think the government of Turkey is moderate or democratic either
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 05-22-13 at 04:32 PM.

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