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Losing an Ally & Losing a Country.

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Submitted by Tulay (United States), Oct 28, 2009 at 07:12

Thank you for waking up and noticing the changes in the current Turkish government.

The Turkish military has been cornered since the appearance of so called "Ergenokon", which most of us thing is the creation of the current government in the first place. Right now, in Turkey, there are thousands of innocent people who have been locked up without seeing a day in a court. The list of the imprisoned individuals include many ex generals and other ranks currently serving in the military, members of the press, university professors, and decent businessman. You may call it a fight of seculars and Islamists. The phones are tapped, people's private lives are played on You-Tube to silence them. However, no one in the Western world is questioning this very undemocratic act. Anyone who is against the government's Islamist policies, or anyone who is a defender of Ataturk's ideology (the ideology named after the first president who made Turkey a nation of Western values; Kemal Ataturk) is locked up without a question.

Believe me, no one is more distressed than a secular Turk who has been watching the changes since the arrival of AKP.

Thank you for waking up Mr. Pipes. Unfortunately, it's already too late.

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