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View Poll Results: Why is Turkey not considered European? Poll. Choose the single best option.
Turkish society is Islamic in nature. 10 14.71%
Turks are Muslims. 7 10.29%
Turks are genetically far from Europeans. 2 2.94%
Turkey is the historic enemy of Europe. 4 5.88%
Turks are culturally far from Europeans. 10 14.71%
Turkey is a Eurasian country. 18 26.47%
Turkish immigration to European countries is the reason. 1 1.47%
Turkey may be a secular state by constitution, but Turkish society is Islamic by faith and Middle Eastern geo-politically. Therefore not European. 16 23.53%
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:23 AM
 
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Choose the primary reason for which Turkey is not considered Europe or European.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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This is an anonymous poll Your votes are not visible to the public.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:57 AM
 
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This is an anonymous poll Your votes are not visible to the public.
Trying to attack the other country in order to make a favorable impression of your own is NOT a good start..
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:23 AM
 
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Trying to attack the other country in order to make a favorable impression of your own is NOT a good start..
I understand that, and that is not what I am trying to do at all here. I am simply surveying people's perception of why Turkey is not considered European. I am trying to understand why it is (primarily) that many Europeans don't consider Turkey to be Europe. This is true, regardless of what they consider Georgrians to be.

In fact I think there are many merits for which Turkey could be considered European. I am interested in what their predominant opinion is. That's all.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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Trying to attack the other country in order to make a favorable impression of your own is NOT a good start..
He's created like 10 different polls as well. All having to do with haplogroups and whatnot We got ourselves a little race monger here
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Religion. Christianity defines Europe as an entity historically, even if many don't really practice the faith today, European culture is based on Judeo-Christian ethics and culture.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:41 AM
 
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I understand that, and that is not what I am trying to do at all here. I am simply surveying people's perception of why Turkey is not considered European. I am trying to understand why it is (primarily) that many Europeans don't consider Turkey to be Europe. This is true, regardless of what they consider Georgrians to be.

In fact I think there are many merits for which Turkey could be considered European. I am interested in what their predominant opinion is. That's all.
But see, SOME people consider Turkey European enough to join the E.U, yet you are casually excluding them kinda, stating matter-of- factedly that oh, it's understood that it's not European, so I only want to know your opinion WHY is it not European.
Not only that, but you innocently help everyone, defining the reasons why you don't consider Turkey European and offer everyone to vote for your reasons. C'mon, leave at least a free option, something like "other opinion/ideas" just to be more...err.. no, how should I put it - to be less obvious))))

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Old 11-30-2013, 01:46 AM
 
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He's created like 10 different polls as well. All having to do with haplogroups and whatnot We got ourselves a little race monger here
Nah, he/she is not a race monger, I suspect it has got everything and anything to do with Turkey in particular

( On another hand, may be he/she will combine the collective effort with Saxonwold somehow)))
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Something something Turkic something something Islamic something something brown eyes and brown hair.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:10 AM
 
Location: manchester
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Something something Turkic something something Islamic something something brown eyes and brown hair.
Classical prejudices against Turkey

Dude we all not have brown hair and brown eyes. we mixed. there are plenty of people who look like arabs
and plenty of people who look like Scandinavian.
I myself am sure that my look is more europeaner than many city data users

anyway about the question. No matter what european people think of, the important thing is what we as Turks think of where we belong to. we dont define themselves as we are a european nation.
Culturally and historically we are in between europe and asia. so we are a eurasian country.
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