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To: sunmars
Take a country that was trying to be a democracy by among other things, suppressing Islam (Ataturk), then make it a pawn between the Soviet Union and the U.S., causing multiple coups, then unleash Islam again, then pretend it is a democracy and move it toward full EU membership, then make it a staging area for CIA and militant Islamic covert operations, then make it a pawn between Iran and the U.S., then criticize it when it turns out to be a corrupt theocratic dictatorship rather than a democracy.

Is that about right?

Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world. They can't seem to catch a break.

5 posted on 01/02/2014 12:23:24 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Kennard
Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world.

Let's not be naïve. Turkey has been sick for longer than most countries in the world have existed.

8 posted on 01/02/2014 1:38:33 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kennard

“Turkey has become a repository for the social and political dysfunctions of the rest of the world. They can’t seem to catch a break.”

You need to give all of us a break.

Turkey is today the result of informed choices - by actual choice or by default - the people, the political class and anyone who is or was anyone in Turkey made, or have made in the past. Whatever interests anyone outside Turkey had, enough persons in Turkey had Turkish reasons for alligning wih them. No one from outside Turkey put a gun to a single Turks head and forced them to take a course different than one they thought was in their Turkish interest to take.

Your comment is just one giant and phony excuse for Turkey and its people.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 6:01:50 PM PST by Wuli
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