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Turkey is riddled with religious fanaticism

The Ottoman Empire, at its decadent end in the early-1900s, was known by a distinct title: The Sick Man of Europe. It's modern-day successor, Turkey, has now quickly appropriated this title to itself.

A failed military coup, an erratic leader and a string of terrorist attacks in just the past few weeks have proven so.

The Sick Man that is Turkey is plagued with the disease of religious fanaticism, commonly known as Isis.

This disease usually finds in its victims in disenfranchised youth unhappy with their state and looking to find an alluring identity that accepts them.

Unfortunately, Turkey seems to have fallen victim to this terrible disease - not because of a corrupt religion, but rather because of a corrupt government.

FRASAT AHMAD

Queens, New York, USA

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