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Turkish minister acknowledges lack of religious freedom in country

ICC Note: A Turkish minister tries to defend the accusation that there is no religious freedom for Christians in the country by saying that Muslims do not experience religious freedom either.

6/4/08 Rome (CNA)– Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Relations and top negotiator for the country’s entry into the European Union said this week there is no religious freedom even for Muslims in the country.

Chancellor Ali Babacan told the EU Commission for International Affairs in Brussels that Muslims in Turkey “can’t practice their faith either” ..

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