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as usual, outsider analysis' are again exaggerated and came out to be false and narrow perspectived

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Submitted by servet cevik (Turkey), Jun 12, 2015 at 07:00

everything came out as i told you before :-)

1. tayyip lost a lot of his power. he is even rarely going out of his new presidential palace. he only appeared once or twice on tv after the elections. he is obviously very depressed :-)

2. no, he can no more pursue his ambitions for becoming super-president. this issue is over. let alone extending his powers, he will be forced to act within his constitutional status.

3. turkey is not going through "more islamization" such a claim would be against the nature of political science. no society; which gets financially more secure, more educated, structurally attached to the global economic infrastructure, has more telecommunication opportunities, does ever go through a more fundamentalist life style or religious mind set.

4. including me and many people i personally know who are leftists or liberals or not pro tayyip muslims have voted for the kurdish party as a strategic tactical vote and we managed to nearly double up their vote from 7% to 12.6% which costed tayyip nearly 60 mp's and thus lost the majority in the parliament.

5. next elections he wont even get this 40% and will go lower to around 25-30% because he wont be able to bribe the poor and uneducated from the state treasury.

Submitting....

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We don't know how things have come out. Perhaps you are right, perhaps I am. Let's wait and see.

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