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Submitted by yasemin (Turkey), Mar 12, 2010 at 15:14

AKP and the military coups are the same story.

Ataturk generations in Turkiye are against military coups and are the ones who sufferred most.

Always all the intellectuals, modern Turkey followers are in jails. AKP is doing the same what the coup generals had done.

AKP owes his existence to Cold War. Those days military Generals, just as USA, was afraid that Soviet communism could effect Turkiye. Those days being anti-imperialist and being aginst Vietnam war was regarded as a threath by the West because they thought that, there could be only and only two choises, USA or Soviets.

When you praise Ataturk, it means you are antiimperialist, and this is true. This is why Ataturk is the number one enemy of the imperialists.

Radical religion was regarded as the best enemy of communism. So radical İslam found a way to develop again. And during the military coups, in 1971 and 1980, radical religion flourished. Military has never been radical İslamist but they thought they could use them against all intellectuals. Intellectuals - because they critisized and were against loosing our freedom by accepting money from America or other western countries. Since all recent governments borrowed money from the very generous America (and fullfiling their expectations in return, although we pay back with all the interest) and ofcourse military is dependant on American weapons.

What is the situation now? No Soviets, no communism but radical İslamism. And radicals are such people that, when they gain power the first hands they bite are the ones who helped them.

And again, Ataturk generations in Turkiye are against military coups and are the ones who sufferred most. Still, critisizing military and trying to improve their attitude is something, trying to destroy them is totally another thing. To critisize and to ask for an independent army is the most normal attitude for a nation. On the other hand wishing and trying to destroy the army can only be the wish of an enemy who wants Turkiye to be destroyed and vanished.

General Evren, who had done the real coup in 1980 is sitting in his luxary castle while the generals of today, who had done nothing are put in jail by false and made up so called guilts. None will be sentenced in the end, but it is planned that military will lose the confidance that Turkish people have on them. If AKP is really against Coups why they do not sentence the 1980 coup general Evren?

All the things AKP do are done to serve to their radical wishful goal of theirs, i.e. playing the game of İslam Empirement. Do they believe such a thing, I donot know, I think they are not that stupid but what I see is that, they all became very very very rich.


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