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Could Turkey be converging towards Iran's theocracy???

Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey vs. Secular Iran?
in response to reader comment: The Iranian Theocracy doomed?

Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Dec 14, 2010 at 14:04

Michel, in another of my post on this blog, "Iran teetering on brink of "secularism" is a fantasy" , I have already stated that there no real possibility of any kind of secular democracy coming to Iran. Sure, we have seen lots of protests by university students and city dwellers of Iran in last two years against the present theocracy, but this movement doesn't have a support of masses, the common people of Iran. If the common people were against the mullahs and Khoemeni, such a theocratic state would not have been possible in Iran. Common men could be easily manipulated by the guardian of religion, i.e., mullahs and that is what is happening there and of course the intimidation and force of revolutionary guards is enough to keep these people in line.

I see the theocracy continuing in Iran until the people revolt against them.

In Turkey the religion is coming back in the government. If the army is not able to remove these religious zealots like Erdogan, Turks might go the same way as Iranians. All Erdogan has to do is convince the army of supporting him. Another point,Turkey should not be allowed to become a member of EU as this will bring further doom for Europe if this happens.

But then again who knows what will happen in Iran and Turkey, it is anybody's guess!!!!


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