1. 10

    Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.

    56
  2. 9

    This (presidential) system will not bear any resemblance to dictatorships under the same name in Africa and Asia, (It) will be unique to Turkey, it will be like a bee making honey, taking something from every flower and giving us a taste of a truly different honey.

    59
  3. 8

    However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.

    70
  4. 7

    As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.

    75
  5. 6

    It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.

    77
  6. 5

    But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.

    80
  7. 4

    The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it.

    106
  8. 3

    According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.

    118
  9. 2

    The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.

    162
  10. 1

    There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it.

    162
  11. Last Update: 27 November 2022

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