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Turkish domestic politics.

Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey vs. Secular Iran?

Submitted by motokosoma (United States), Dec 1, 2010 at 12:05

You... should study Turkish domestic politics before deeming all AKP voters as "Islamist". The AKP base may be Islamist, but these votes alone are not enough for majority rule. Turkish liberal voters support AKP as a means to mitigate State fascism. Much has changed since AKP first came into power in 2003; AKP has moved from Ankara's periphery to its very center. Liberal voters will dump AKP once their is a better alternative for their interests.

In Turkey, ... one... can purchase alcohol, eat whenever he wishes during ramadan, and even legally hire an escort if he so wishes. Do any of these in Iran, and you will be at best lynched, at worst executed.


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