69 million page views

Turkey's Islamist Turn, 10 Years Later

Reader comment on item: Turkey's Islamist Turn, 10 Years Later

Submitted by Judith (United States), Nov 13, 2012 at 16:34

Dealing with what seems inevitable in the latest Erdogan design of a future Turkish government may in deed cause one to want to take yet "another shower." Time is revealing that Western values have no friendship in the Middle East with any current or would-be leadership, except, as always, in Israel. The foolish will continue to believe we have allies we do not, and continue to send our hard-earned money to them hoping they will remain on our side. Does Erdogan have friends or only enemies? Who shall he compromise with to set up the dream of a new Ottoman Empire? The choices are getting slimmer. Democracy and Islamic Imperalism are antithetical. The "Justice and Develpment Party" allied with the EU and Turkey caving to Islamist governance bodes not well for democracy. The EU is crashing, the U.N. is useless, and internal turmoil leaves Turkey in the abyss for now. Perhaps that's not a bad thing.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)