"... Many Turks are proud their government is giving a hand to those in need, but the main opposition leaders are warning the country is being dragged into a sectarian conflict. The business community is also rattled.Here in the Hatay Province, where Turkey’s small Alawite population is centered, critics of the government’s role in the 18-month conflict next door are especially vocal.
“We are sure there are foreign fighters here, all the extremists and all the terrorists,” said Ali Yeral, a prominent religious leader of the Alawite sect in the southern Turkish city of Antakya. “They spend the day drinking tea, and at night they cross the border to kill our relatives” in Syria...."
Friday, September 14, 2012
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