Comments on: Feud between Erdogan and Turkish cleric Fethullah G├╝len goes public http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/22/feud-between-erdogan-and-turkish-cleric-fethullah-gulen-goes-public/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tkirac51 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/11/22/feud-between-erdogan-and-turkish-cleric-fethullah-gulen-goes-public/comment-page-1/#comment-77821 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:36:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=29878#comment-77821 Although I am not a supporter or follower of either, as a Turk, I support policies that allow and respect everyones religious beliefs.

Turkey, since the founding of the Republic some 90 years ago, unfortunately had become dogmatic secularist, especially in its governance and military. Those with religious inclinations were shunned, equated with backwardness.

Changes that have been introduced recently will probably have positive affects. It will hopefully lead to a more tolerant society where being religious (spiritual?) will not result in being identified as uneducated and backward.

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