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Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey

Submitted by romantik (United States), Mar 3, 2010 at 10:37

"The arrest and indictment of top military figures in Turkey last week precipitated potentially the most severe crisis since Atatürk founded the republic in 1923. The weeks ahead will probably indicate whether the country continues its slide toward Islamism or reverts to its traditional secularism. The denouement has major implications for Muslims everywhere"

Well,.. . I strongly recommend you to read about Turkish history and apply more resources to understand fairly what is going on in Turkey. People who have hidden plans against the governing party of a country should not support by democratic people, and what court says is the military people, who are in jail now, have been planning to take the control of Turkey with a revolution. I believe you misinformed about the process; otherwise, I assume you stand against democracy. Moreover, a few arrested military people should not be the most severe crisis for Turkey because Turkey had more severe ones such as May 27 1960, September 12 1980 revolutions. Finally, I have a question to you: which one comes first: secularism, democracy? I have a dream of a country in which people see leaders whom they elect, and everyone does their own job.

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