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Gallipoli Turks were 'Allah martyrs

~ Gallipoli tours teach Muslims Turkish 'were martyrs'.
~ Turkish visitor numbers to site soaring.
~ Possibility Gallipoli may be made Islamic sacred site.

ISLAMIC fundamentalists are running tours to Gallipoli to teach Muslims that the Turkish dead were martyrs for Allah.

Tour operators say the trips are subsidised by religious and political groups who want Turkey to become a Muslim state.

"The people taking these tours are not proper guides, licensed by the Government," complained a tour guide on Gallipoli, who refused to be named for security reasons.

"Some are from religious colleges and are teaching that Turkish soldiers were helped by miracles - that Allah was responsible. It's rubbish."

Turkish visitors to Gallipoli have soared from several thousand annually 20 years ago to two million.

Australian War Memorial senior historian Ashley Elkins said unlicense


Added: Apr-24-2007 
By: AUSoIdier
Tags: Gallipoli, ANZAC, Australia, New, Zealand, Army, Turks, Islam, Turkey,
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