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PACE accepts anti-circumcision report
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted a resolution which could see circumcision banned in the European Union. This move has alarmed Turkey, a country that has almost 4 million nationals residing in Europe.
The plan to ban circumcision in Europe has upset many Jews and Muslims, who view the practice as a fundamental part of their religion. Turkey, a largely Muslim country, demonstrated its anger at the resolution.
After PACE accepted the plan which was proposed by a German MP, Marlene Rupprecht, Turkey did not hesitate to criticize the decision. Turkey's ambassador to PACE, Nursuna Memecan, a largely Muslim country with around 4 million nationals residing in Europe, described the move as 'irresponsible, dangerous and provocative.'
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