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In Turkey, the State pays imams' wages, and provides religious education in public schools (article 24 of that country's Constitution). The State has a Department of Religious Affairs (article 136 of the Constitution), directly under the Prime Minister bureaucratically, responsible for organizing the Muslim religion - including what will and will not be mentioned in sermons given at mosques, especially on Fridays.
Muct be because the German government is not involved in levying Church Taxes, or because Spain or Italy don't have concordats. All that is in the past in Europe, but not in Turkey.

Except that it isn't.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 04:01:29 AM EST
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