Hmmm ... both beautiful countries, full of wonderfully friendly people ... both have a somewhat problematic relationship with Europe ... but what else?
Well, I was surprised to read in an article in Science that the US and Turkey have (among 34 countries surveyed) the lowest percentage of citizens that accept as true that "Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals." (See figure.) Canada and Russia weren't surveyed, but the rest of the G8 were in the top 11.
I also recall reading that the teaching of evolution is unpopular in theocratic Iran. So, while Iran wasn't surveyed either, it might well be down near the bottom as well.
I find these data fascinating. The life of a scientist in the US or Turkey is not curtailed as in Iran, but there is some commonality of perspective. An "Axis of AntiEvolution"?