It is obvious from the title that I am dealing with only those former Soviet republics that have the option of following Islam. Since this choice does not apply to Armenia or Armenians, I have kept them out - except where they impinge on the on-going Nagorno Karabakh conflict involving Azerbaijan and the Armenians living in Karabakh and outside.
Fisk has drawn the above startling conclusion from a single sentence which is an elucidation of the preceding statement: 'The description of Armenia by Arsalan Demirbey, a pan-Turkic intellectual, as a 'dagger in the heart of the Islamic world', aptly summed up the popular Turkish feeling.' Fisk seems to have let his passion distort his vision.
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