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The Paradox That is Turkey - Why Erdoǧan Remained - This Time

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 18, 2016 at 16:35

Erdoǧan has been an enigmatic political figure that shrugs off the typical assessments of why he should have never been elected; and subsequently demonstrates the very reasons why he should never have been elected. In a question quip: who knew?

There is an answer, but since it involves things no one in the media likes to reveal, we will not attempt to analyze the remedials and cut to the chase of the observed implications that already have the pundits in a whirl. And again a quick question quip: what next?

Erdoǧan has already provided that answer: his entrenched Islamist ideology has been given not only a new lease on his political ambitions, but there is also reinforcement that his hold on Turkish power is not so vulnerable as the latest coup participants thought about his entrenchment.
So Turkish power remains as a catalyst to the other upheavals of power; that if anyone thought he is playing both sides to the Middle East power struggles, this is a reinforced reminder that even with Russian intervention in much of what is going on, he is no al-Assad and is a contender still: for now.

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