Originally Posted by Rev22:17
I must say that I felt very apprehensive prior to going to Turkey for the first time, probably because I knew that Turkey is a Moslem country, but I felt much more at ease after I got there. The tour guides explained, very patiently, that the Turks are NOT Arabs even though both peoples are predominantly Moslem. In fact, Turkish culture is much more European than Asian. Turkey is a member of NATO and is seeking full membership in the European Union.
Turkey is an amazing country and when you speak with the people you will learn that while the majority are Muslim, they highly pride themselves on the fact that Turkish Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side in peace and with great mutual respect.