Skip to comments.Turkish protest: Think Tehran in 2009, not an Arab Spring
Posted on 06/04/2013 5:05:54 AM PDT by joygrace
"In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Turkey was often seen as the model for a democracy in the Muslim world. The economic policies of the current government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic Fundamentalist party AKP have been praised widely in the West, just last week again by star-economist Jeffrey Sachs. So, where is the uprising coming from?
To understand what is happening in Turkey, it makes sense to look at neighbouring Iran. In some ways, Iran could be seen as the prototype of the current regime in Turkey.".....
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Erdogan had better back off his muzzie program quickly if he wants to survive as president, or maybe even avoid a "Ceaucescu".
Erdogan has turned more autocrat than democrat.
Erdogan is being described as deceitful and arrogant.
Erdogans actions have seemed odds with his words.
Erdogan has become a jailer of journalists and opposition writers.
Erdogan sounds very familiar to me.
>>>Erdogan has badly over reached trying to dismantle “Kemalism”. This form of secular government has served the Turkish people very well for the best part of 100 years.<<<
Nice point. Kemalism is the most advanced form a muslim society ever saw. Fixing things that works never worked.
Sounds like Obama’s brother from another mother.
Mustapha Kemal known as Attaturk was the general who defeated the Greeks and is the father of modern day Turkey. Their form of democratic secular government works well for them
I am going to predict that Erdogan resigns by year end
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