[LMB] OT: verging on forbidden territory: political attitudes about science

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Sep 11 01:54:01 BST 2011


On Sep 10, 2011, at 6:54 PM, A. Marina Fournier wrote:

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>> And Turkey has been a relatively modern country until now.
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>> Well, sorta. 15 years ago, a female colleague of my husband, along with a male collegue, were accosted in an Ankara street by someone who was pretty insistent on buying the woman from the male colleague.
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> Should have said the Turkish *Govt.* was relatively modern until now.

Turkey has tried very hard to be a secular government.   Separation of church and state has been important.   Is that what you mean by "modern"?


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