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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Another disastrous project with the name “peace” is on its way, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent consequent visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel revealing the pillars of this new policy. The new administration is appealing to the U.S.’s so-called old Sunni allies in search of a rehabilitation of Muslims’ relations with Israel, and the interests and willingness seem mutual.
I am sure President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is very sincere about his policy to build the “New Turkey” as a “better alternative to the old republic,” as he is an idealist, after all.
The U.S. decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has dealt a huge blow to the Turkish government’s position.
One does not need to be concerned just with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the new system that it imposed with last month’s referendum to be hopeless about Turkey’s democratic prospects, as one look at the politics in opposition circles also provides reason for worry.
It is not only the fact that we live in oppressive political circumstances, that freedoms are immensely curbed, and that submission is becoming the only option. Worse, we are now supposed to live under the terror of ambivalence
The referendum results provided hope, but for nothing!
Liberal warmongers lost the last U.S. election but have won the day! Finally, they have managed to get someone to strike Syria.
Nowadays, even some government supporters are hinting that the April 16 charter referendum is poised on a knife’s edge and that the “yes” side may not win as easily as thought before. Some governing party politicians have started to mention the danger of chaos and even civil war in the event that the “no” side wins
Turkey’s drift from the Western alliance is going to be very painful, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. As the West has started to perceive Turkey truly as a failing state, the country’s rulers have started to feel freer to express their hostility (past and present) toward the West.
I do not agree with the many critics of Turkey that the danger facing the country is dictatorial rule.
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