Erdoğan of Turkey made it into the West’s graces by pretending to bring democracy to Turkey. He was to be an example of a moderate, modernizing Muslim leader.
For 60 years Turkey has been a stalwart NATO ally, bridging together Europe and the volatile Middle East.
Its demographic and urbanization trends have been strong.
I thought that the eurozone made a mistake by not allowing Turkey into that economic alliance years ago.
Now it looks as though that was the better decision, as Erdoğan has clearly reversed his position and attitude dramatically, taking on a more autocratic rule and allying more with Gulf, African nations, and Russia.
You could argue that bringing Turkey into the eurozone might have prevented this direction change. And the U.S. could have been more supportive after its attempted coup.
But a dictator is a dictator, and Erdoğan fits the bill. Never Forget in the past the Ottoman Empire have tried to Genocide Armenian to the tune of 1.7 million. The Turks can deny anything but looking at the number of people Erdogan sacked after the coup to the tune of 250,000 in Turkey alone...people suspected of working against him, is this ANY MORE SURPRISING!!??
Erdoğan served as prime minister from 2003 through 2014 before becoming president. Despite some democratic reforms, he always claimed: “For us, democracy is a means to an end.”
Meaning great trade and financing…
Following the super-low interest rate environment of 2008 due to QE in developed countries, Turkey and other emerging countries were able to borrow aggressively and catch up to our debt bubble.
It’s been the unintentional impact of our desperate stimulus efforts that is Bringing Brotherhood of Islam founders, together with potential PM of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim of Malaysia plotting the course of world domination of IS Islam. The sooner the world get rid and limit their term to ONE, the better it is for their country. No Islam Bias run administration, state, nation, agency is ANY Good in this world! The quicker we end, distance and obliterate the Quran Inspired agenda of EVIL IS ISLAM Terrorism and Force conversion of children and Legalised Pedophile via ISLAM SANCTIONED Shariah Laws, the better it is for this World where Human Dignity is concern!!
Raja Petra supports child Pedophile Marriage of 4 Child Bride with Approval from Sultan-Govenor-Agong and Stupid Shariah rules. Wan Azizah, Azmin and Anwar Support RPK on this child marriage except Tun Dr M....Pity UK people are condoning such believe.... Best British people can do is to Boycott his London Makan shop like we Boycott NSTP, UTUSEX, MSM, RTM in Malaysia Forever Until they Chapter 11, bankrupt, close shop and disappear. and we see when if dedak from Najib and Rosmah can sustain him how many more years!!