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2011-02-20 The Grand Turk
Turks protest against arrests of army officers
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Posted by Fred 2011-02-20 00:00|| || Front Page|| [5 views ]  Top

#1 Protests won't do it.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-02-20 01:57||   2011-02-20 01:57|| Front Page Top

#2 Erdogan knows very well wht he is doing: destroying secular Kemalism and creating an Islamist state.

Turkey's constitution as drafted by Ataturk was unique in that it actually provided for military coups as a legitimate part of the system. If ANY Islamist party were elected and tried to dismantle secularism, the Army was specifically charged to overthrow it.

Thanks to EU meddling, that safeguard was removed and Turkey is rapidly becoming an enemy nation.
Posted by Bohemond 2011-02-20 11:46||   2011-02-20 11:46|| Front Page Top

#3 At least the Islamists have a plan, including weapons self sufficiency. What is the West's plan?

Turkey seeks US-independent airpower
Posted by Pearl Gleaper1127 2011-02-20 18:16||   2011-02-20 18:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Fred---2965 Views of this article?????!!!!!! Is that a bot or what?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2011-02-20 19:26||   2011-02-20 19:26|| Front Page Top

#5 Shhh, Alaska Paul. Come sit here beside me and have a nice cup of soothing chamomile tea. (After which we can raid OldSpook's scotch stash if necessary.) It's just that the Instapundit mentioned not only Rantburg today, but this particular article as well, so lots of people came here directly.

Welcome, Instapunditeers!
Posted by trailing wife 2011-02-20 20:07||   2011-02-20 20:07|| Front Page Top

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