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Post Christian Children Singled Out for Ridicule in 'Secular' Turkey

Turkey (MNN) ― There is a saying in Turkey: "To be Turkish is to be Muslim, and to be Muslim is to be Turkish."

This mindset has deep roots in the history of Turkey and originated in 1923. Just years before, the Ottoman Empire had collapsed in World War I at the hands of the Allied forces. With the help of other military officers, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk led a successful resistance against the Allies and formed the Republic of Turkey.

Since then, depending on the regime in power, Islam has held a varying degree of importance, but nonetheless, it has always been the nation's assumed religion....

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