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How The West Lost Turkey As An Ally February 14, 2009

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics.
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Seven years after the AKP came to power, Turkey’s Islamists have returned to their roots. The AKP experience demonstrates that when Islamist parties moderate, it reflects not a strategic change but a tactical response to strong domestic and foreign opposition. Once these firewalls weaken, Islamist parties regress, driven by popular sentiment. A recent survey shows that the AKP’s popularity jumped 10 percent after the Davos incident, suggesting the party could pass the game-changing 50 percent threshold in the upcoming March 29 local elections. The AKP’s renewed Islamism may play well at the polls. But Turkey, and its allies, will be left worse off for it.

Turkey’s Leaders Show Their Islamist Roots | Newsweek International Edition | Newsweek.com.

We posted  a warning sign back in April of 07 when “Balconies were banned” so “So the traditional women kept inside cannot be seen by the world.””

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1. khairbakhsh - February 14, 2009

So the Turkish peoples find their destiny at last after rufusing by the European Union. Long live Turkey.

~Khair Bakhsh


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