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Sultan Erdogan and the New Janissaries
American Thinker, by Alex Alexiev

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 10/23/2017 8:03:24 AM

Though Western Europe and Washington are reluctant to fess up to this unfortunate fact, Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long ago given up even the pretence of being a democratic polity and is openly pursuing policies detrimental to democracy, the rule of law and Western security considerations. In short, Turkey has become an Islamist dictatorship every bit as inimical to Western interests as Iran, except for being allowed by the West to maintain the charade that it is still a member of NATO and the Western community of nations. This is a dangerous charade that will inevitably come back

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Having just returned from a vacation in the Balkans, I can attest to the truth of this article. Everywhere I went, there were new mosques and recently restored old mosques, all paid for by the Turkish government. By comparison, most Christian churches were old and neglected.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 10/23/2017 9:55:51 AM     (No. 11426769)

Turkey should be kicked out of NATO, no matter how strategically painful that may be, and the US should openly support a Kurdish state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: web, 10/23/2017 10:19:35 AM     (No. 11426795)

What I want to know is, what are all those Turks doing in the land of Christians, Kurds and Armenians?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 10/23/2017 11:18:10 AM     (No. 11426883)

Turkey was obviously going this way a decade ago, and this Islamist was just biding his time to destroy the old Turkey and create an Islamist Turkey.

The fake coup was an excuse to clean out the professional military who would have done the same thing as happened in Egypt, remove the illegal dictator.

Turkey in NATO is a joke now. They were good allies in the cold war, but that was an entirely different time, different leaders who believed in a future allied with Europe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: toddh, 10/23/2017 11:19:33 AM     (No. 11426885)

#2: They started out near China, perhaps in the Altai Mountains, maybe in the great loop of the Yellow River. They hooked up with the Mongols and traveled far and wide. Coming into contact with Arabized Greater Persia (the -Stans) they became Moslem, and absorbed much of ancient Persian culture. This included the Perpetual War against Byzantium, which the ancient and later Arabized Persians could not win in over 700 years of trying, but the Seljuq Turko-Persians *did* win. And they continued, literally to the Gates of Vienna in central Europe where they were finally stopped.

Really, if the Gamesters were watching us in the early 2nd Millenium, they would have bet thousands of quatloos that the Turks would be first to the Moon. But how close they are! Because the only crew-capable space program on Earth right now launches from their old territory in Central Asia.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 10/23/2017 1:57:15 PM     (No. 11427105)

This article is a MUST READ.

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