Battle on The Home Front


SAY NO TO WAR: Supporters of Turkey's new pro-Islamic government are overwhelmingly against the U.S.-led campaign

Location may be everything, but these days Turks are wishing they were not quite so well endowed. Straddling East and West, the Black and Mediterranean Seas, Islam and Christianity, Turkey is once again caught in the midst of a brewing conflict. The Bush Administration has been pressuring NATO's only Muslim member to provide substantial support for its planned war on Iraq — at one point urging the use of five air bases and facilities for up to 90,000 ground troops — while ordinary Turks are overwhelmingly against an attack. More than 85% oppose the U.S.-led campaign, and protests are mounting across...

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