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no longer a father

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jun 4, 2013 at 07:16

I recall how a Turk explained to me how his fellow citizens see the Prime Minister. The Turks see him as a father and treat him with the respect this role commands in the family. But this role has its limits. Erdogan stepped out of line in the eyes of many Turks. Now he acts like Big Brother, no longer a father.

The protests I see on tv seem quite Western to me. It looks more like an "occupy-Erdogan" type of movement. Not at all a "turkish-spring" rerun of the uprising in North Africa.

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