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We have to accept the rule of democracy - and its consequences - , even and especially, in Turkey!

Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey

Submitted by Isaac Haskiya (Denmark), Mar 3, 2010 at 02:32

Let us put aside well-known words such as liberalism, laicism, budget deficit, the EU and all others that do not seem to be the issue. The core of the matter is if we must accept the wish of the majority of the Turkish people or not. Democracy does not always lead to a situation that is rational or acceptable to the eyes and ears that see and hear everything from the outside.

Simply put, if an Islamic state is what the majority of the people of Turkey want than so be it! Erdogan got, gets and will get the votes he needs to stay in power whether we like it or not. If the rules of the democratic game allow the dice to fall the other way, that is Erdogan losing his majority, so be it too! The real crisis will come when the "religious" will not accept the result of an election that will favour the "secular" and react with violence!

Anyone who is not a Turk- the EU, the US and others - should stay out of the political development in Turkey and leave the matter to the sovereign people of the country.


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