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Erdogan has played his cards wrongly
Gulf News [Dubai, UAE], by Staff

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 12/25/2013 10:54:26 PM

Two years ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was considered a man with a vision. And Turkey was seen as a shining example, a country whose government managed to integrate democracy and conservative Islamic traditions. Experts used to urge regional states to emulate what was then called “the Turkish Model”. It was an attractive model that was meant to appease the religious sentiments of Muslims and at the same time their hopes for representative government. Turkey was also touted as a regional necessity to counter the increasingly aggressive drive by Iran to spread its unwelcome influence in the Arab world. That is where

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Ill winds blowing for Erdogan in the region.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 12/26/2013 6:09:11 AM     (No. 9667977)

Turkey started circling the toilet bowl the day erdogan was "elected". Interesting that Pope John Paul knew ahead of time which way Turkey was headed and opposed it´s entrance into the EU.

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