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RIP Turkey, 1921 2017
Foreign Policy ^ | 16 April 2017 | STEVEN A. COOK

Posted on 04/16/2017 2:46:23 PM PDT by BeauBo

Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum — he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history... Whether they understood it or not, when Turks voted “Yes”, they were registering their opposition to the Teşkilât-ı Esasîye Kanunu and the version of modernity that Ataturk imagined and represented. Though the opposition is still disputing the final vote tallies, the Turkish public seems to have given Erdogan and the AKP license to reorganize the Turkish state and in the process raze the values on which it was built.

(Excerpt) Read more at foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; caliphate; dictator; erdogan; muslimworld; nato; turkey; turkeyelection
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This likely marks the end of the Turkish Republic, and the birth of an islamist despotis regime. Turkey turns from the West.
1 posted on 04/16/2017 2:46:23 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

A nation of fools


2 posted on 04/16/2017 2:48:56 PM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: sauropod

bkmk


3 posted on 04/16/2017 2:49:25 PM PDT by sauropod (Beware the fury of a patient man. I've lost my patience!)
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To: BeauBo

I was wondering what all that gibberish meant.


4 posted on 04/16/2017 2:49:30 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: BeauBo

5 posted on 04/16/2017 2:49:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Texas Fossil; elhombrelibre

Turkey turns to the dark side Ping.


6 posted on 04/16/2017 2:49:58 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

“The sick man of Europe” has been reborn—and promptly killed himself.


7 posted on 04/16/2017 2:50:07 PM PDT by Fungi
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Ah, we all knew it had more than enough folks that could change over and return it to the dark ages.

Sad but true.


8 posted on 04/16/2017 2:52:31 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: BeauBo
Turkey turns from the West.

Wonder how Putin will react; having a jihadist Turkey is bad for Europe, but it's just as bad for Russia. An Ottoman-Persian axis is bad for both the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

9 posted on 04/16/2017 2:53:00 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: BeauBo

Couldn’t care less. Keep them in NATO and submarine them with their own kind at every possible turn.


10 posted on 04/16/2017 2:53:28 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Prosecute the win. Run up the score.)
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To: Chauncey Gardiner
If you keep up with the politicians in Europe have been doing rather than just the headlines, they've already decided to replace their bases in Turkey with bases in other Western European countries. I seriously doubt Turkey stays in NATO much longer unless the military takes over again like they have a number of times in the past.

That upsets all the reasons the Saudis have for trying to turn Syria into multiple States since without Turkey being a NATO member there's no way they'll trust the Turks to not extort ever higher fees from them in return for allowing gas to flow to Europe. They understand the underhanded games the Ukrainians played with the pipeline from Russia through Ukraine to the EU and they're not going to set themselves up for that sort of blackmail.

JMHo

11 posted on 04/16/2017 2:57:55 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: BeauBo

An Islamist dictatorship voluntarily entered into. Fools.


12 posted on 04/16/2017 2:59:51 PM PDT by JimSEA
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Oh no, I was just looking at Shoebat.com. This looks like big trouble with the new Ottoman Empire Caliphate.

Breaking News: Erdogan wins Referendum to Make Him The Defacto Dictator (Calipha)
By KD on April 16, 2017 in Featured, General
From Reuters
President Tayyip Erdogan celebrated what he said was a clear result in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping new powers...
and

Tomorrow You Get To Watch “The Beast Rising Out Of The Earth With Two Horns Like A Lamb And It Spoke Like A Dragon”

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)

Sunday, tomorrow, while you remember the resurrection of our Lord, there in Pergamum, the seat of Satan in Asia Minor, satan will attempt to resurrect his wounded beast.

Erdogan of Turkey has been clamoring for years for this day when he finally becomes the Sultan and Caliph and he chose it on April 16th, Resurrection Day, as a symbol of “resurrection” for on it, we Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ and for Muslims its the Resurrection of an Empire...


13 posted on 04/16/2017 3:00:26 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: BeauBo

I also read an article that this is the Putinization of Turkey as well; there’s a one man system if ever there is one.


14 posted on 04/16/2017 3:05:27 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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At least it’s a huge blow to the EU since it was a major cause to bring these people in. not that they already aren’t in Germany.

All that is left is to go back to Islamic script.


15 posted on 04/16/2017 3:06:25 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: BeauBo; All

Next up...he is going to re-instate the death penalty. Saw that on a tweet earlier.


16 posted on 04/16/2017 3:08:31 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: BeadCounter

51.5% roughly voted for it, so, so close, the win is questionable at the least.

Now, another tinpot dictator like Russia and North Korea.


17 posted on 04/16/2017 3:09:23 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeauBo

Bad news for the Kurds.


18 posted on 04/16/2017 3:09:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BeauBo

And there are millions of Muslims throughout Europe whom their loyalty will be to Erdogan over that of their host countries.


19 posted on 04/16/2017 3:10:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JimSEA

“One man, one vote, one time.”

Or Erdogan: “Islam is the goal. Democracy is like a train. You get off once you reach the destination.” (more or less)


20 posted on 04/16/2017 3:11:19 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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