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Submitted by Dave (United States), Oct 26, 2019 at 07:18

If Turkey continues to become more Islamist, adopting a more aggressive foreign policy laced with paranoia and WMD, and Sharia domestically, it will come to resemble Iran. Its economy will probably suffer from the same sort of international sanctions and mismanagement.

In order to become like Venezuela, Turkey would have to raise taxes and nationalize private businesses to such an extent as to cause widespread privation. That's socialism, though, not Islamism, and I doubt that will happen.
This is just a superficial comment as unfortunately I don't have a WSJ subscription.

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one key difference [382 words]
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Charles MartelOct 29, 2019 21:29255722
Iran is more like it [91 words]DaveOct 26, 2019 07:18255682
1California wants to become Venezuela; Turkey wants to become the Ottoman Empire. [65 words]Michael SOct 28, 2019 01:09255682
funny or what [26 words]PrashantOct 29, 2019 22:16255682
Turkey will not go the Venezuelan way [258 words]PrashantOct 23, 2019 22:15255632

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