Skip to comments.'Erdoganism' makes Western debut at NATO summit
Posted on 07/12/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro describes his close friend Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a leader of the new multipolar world. Maduro has been enthusiastically tweeting Erdogan's praises since July 8. Though Maduro may not be a good example of a statesman with wide international stature/prestige, his characterization of Erdogan is quite accurate.
Erdogans July 9 inauguration might as well have been called a coronation with all the pomp that surrounded it. In addition to Maduro and the leaders of Pakistan, numerous countries in Africa, the Balkans, Southeast Europe and some of Turkeys immediate neighbors, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended, plus old friends of Erdogan former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
Daily Cumhuriyet columnist and former Sorbonne professor Ahmet Insel said the ceremony marked the era of Erdoganism in Turkish history Erdoganism meaning a blend of Turkish nationalism, Islamism and aphorism. Insel believes Erdoganism is the second authoritarian regime identified with a cult leader in Turkish history, after Kemalism, which was identified with modern Turkeys founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
But what was puzzling was the lack of Middle Eastern representation at the ceremony. The Gulf region was represented by the Qatari emir, but very few leaders from the region attended. Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, was in Ankara for the occasion, following the tense period created by the Kurdish independence referendum. Yet, curiously, his name was not mentioned in the official guest list, nor was his attendance reported by pro-Erdogan media outlets.
The fanfare and the list of international dignitaries could not conceal the very significant, conspicuous absence of the key leaders of Western Europe. Those who weren't invited or didn't attend are now with Erdogan in Brussels for the July 11-12 NATO summit, is expected to be the first real test of Erdogan's foreign policy.
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I don't see how Turkey is at all compatible with NATO membership. But the leaders in NATO keep making statements that fly in the face of reality about how important Turkey is to NATO.
Erdogan seems to think he is Kemal's replacement, although Kemal would never have tolerated an Islamist.
Turkey's geography and oil delivery are huge assets. But the baggage that goes with it is too. It's a poison pill.
Erdogan, a leader for the ninth century and before!
Yes, from 700.
Yes. Turkey could have become a decent country but impossible under this dangerous crazy guy. How Venezuela ever ‘deserved’ a boss that kisses up to this Turkish IslamoNazi ? Most Venezuelans I’ve ever met are quite nice decent people... it doesn’t make sense for their country to be ruled by such a jerk
Leftist dictators never make any sense.
Maduro is an evil man.
So is Erdogan the Islamist Dictator of Turkey.
Is multipolar like bipolar only crazier?
In my opinion, Islamists are more than crazy, they are EVIL!
But I am not an authority. Headshake.
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