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Old 06-02-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Anti-government protests spread across Turkey

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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People are sick of religious corporatists in government.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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According to the Lefties on this site, Turkey is a fine secular place to live isn't it?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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According to the Lefties on this site, Turkey is a fine secular place to live isn't it?
Before you start what we all know youre going to, let me explain:

The Islamists have been gaining power in tradionally secular Turkey for some time now, but has always been kept in check by the secular military. The current PM is increasingly unpopular, and like it has in the past, the nation is at unrest attempting to purge the fundamentalists.

To clarify: Religion is the heart of the problem, not secularism.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Before you start what we all know youre going to, let me explain:

The Islamists have been gaining power in tradionally secular Turkey for some time now, but has always been kept in check by the secular military. The current PM is increasingly unpopular, and like it has in the past, the nation is at unrest attempting to purge the fundamentalists.

To clarify: Religion is the heart of the problem, not secularism.
Yes it is the heart of the problem and it looks like the majority wants Turkey to go that route along with Syria. It's a Caliphate in the making.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Yes it is the heart of the problem and it looks like the majority wants Turkey to go that route along with Syria. It's a Caliphate in the making.
Not really.

There is no civil war. Theres no Muslim Brotherhood establishment in Turkey. Just a secular nation vigilantly holding Islam at bay.

Religion is handled differently in Turkey. The state teaches about Islam, but pretty much forbids its entrance into politics. The current regime has overstepped the agreed upon boundaries, and as such, the people are protesting. This is much more than a shopping mall.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Not really.

There is no civil war. Theres no Muslim Brotherhood establishment in Turkey. Just a secular nation vigilantly holding Islam at bay.

Religion is handled differently in Turkey. The state teaches about Islam, but pretty much forbids its entrance into politics. The current regime has overstepped the agreed upon boundaries, and as such, the people are protesting. This is much more than a shopping mall.
The closest equivalent of the Muslim Brotherhood is the party in power, the AKP, which is as much a big business party as it is a religious party. It's also very nanny-statist. Think Rick Santorum meets Michael Bloomberg.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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Police and Protestors clash

Turkish Police Descend on Anti-Government Protesters - ABC News
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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What started as a few hundred people protesting a park being converted to a shopping center has turned out to be a nation wide riot. 'Never let a crisis go to waste'.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Yes it is the heart of the problem and it looks like the majority wants Turkey to go that route along with Syria. It's a Caliphate in the making.
Who cares? Neither of us has to live in it.
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