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US Influences Notwithstanding - Turkey's Destiny Foretold.

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), May 25, 2020 at 22:34

So much is happening on so many potential fronts in the Middle East, trying to pinpoint any one as being more significant than another puts intelligent analytics through myriads of variables of humanistic ideological iterations, all demanding an intensity of interrogatives into unlimited bases of secularistic (read agnostic) and religious (and atheistic) paradigms of human existence; all are demanding equal share of the perception that humanity can solve its most enigmatic question: how does humanity expect to survive? Among many who are involved in searching this mortal question, Dr. Pipes is so numbered.
In focusing on such things, modern history has had written in the annals of current conflicts the trial and tribulations of an ancient source of animosities found in modern day Turkey. Dr. Pipes has written much on this and the questions of historical influences versus current indications of undue influences are found in the various analytics of the Turkey PM Erdoǧan is attempting to recreate. The question: has he been successful; or will he be successful? Dr. Pipes ranges the political and historical spectrum in order to make a determination, if one can, on an outcome. Like so many things Middle Eastern, that depends.
The two more recent ventures into providing some insight takes the reader along two courses of possibilities, again dependent upon where the rationale begins and the direction one needs to perceive what the evidence is expected to reveal – truth; or is there deception that obscures and obfuscates. In another vein, in alternate words, is PM Erdoǧan authentic in his dream to bring about a revived Ottoman empire for his glory; or is the revival more in tune with a glorious Islamic ummah; domination.
As is always suspected in such Middle Eastern dynamics, a focused part of the ambition involves what to do about Israel. Here, Turkey is not alone in its animosities towards the Jewish state, but there are subliminal aspects to that ambition of replacing Jewish control over the state of Israel, even as the Iranian chief of the Islamic Republic declares yet again its venomous disagreeability with any Jewish existence. Is there a debate here of who hates Israel more?
Turkey, whatever form Erdoǧan causes to emerge, still has an immediate future in the circumstances of how badly it will be for any entity that seeks the harm of Israel. Strangely, the Hebrew Holy Writ, this observer will remind, does present the ultimate outcome. The Iranians will not fare well; but then, neither will Turkey.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
US Influences Notwithstanding - Turkey's Destiny Foretold. [415 words]M ToveyMay 25, 2020 22:34259040
But look who helped Turkey [423 words]TaronMay 7, 2020 16:25258856
Coronavirus in Turkish hospitals! [169 words]dhimmi no moreApr 21, 2020 15:14258708
Overdue Ouster [177 words]Michael Hanni MorcosApr 21, 2020 02:48258701
Agree with remarks, but some questions [238 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Stuart FaginApr 21, 2020 00:22258699
It's the wolf [7 words]Francis WeberApr 20, 2020 21:26258697
1Incirlik [29 words]Michael CavalloApr 20, 2020 21:19258696
1Change your priorities [71 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Dr. Peter WatsonApr 20, 2020 20:57258695
Yes, but the issue must be popularized to succeed [180 words]DaveApr 20, 2020 20:37258694

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