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Submitted by ates gurbuz (Bahrain), Mar 4, 2010 at 13:30

This is not the first time Turkey has an islamist government. All the right wing governments in Turkey have been islamist conservatives. They are in the habit of getting themselves piggybacked by the military every time they mess things up and run the risk of loosing the elections. They instigate the military and then play the opressed which in turn earns them the sympathy of the electors. They sneak back to the power under a different name when the dust settles.

Under the akp rule, Turkey has become one of the countries that have shrunk the most during the current crises. The officialy declared unenployment has reached 14%. God knows what it is in reality. This is going to have consequences in the next elections and akp know this. All they are doing is to resort to the old tactic. Turkey has been governed by the same islamist conservatives since the time the multiparty system was adopted. The military seem to have been wisened up this time and is not taking part in the game. Thus the reason for alleged immaginary coup plots that akp keeps coming up with. As for changing the secular system in Turkey, it is a dream the fundementalists are fond of having.

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