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Reader comment on item: Turkey May Go the Way of Venezuela

Submitted by Dave (United States), Oct 26, 2019 at 07:18

If Turkey continues to become more Islamist, adopting a more aggressive foreign policy laced with paranoia and WMD, and Sharia domestically, it will come to resemble Iran. Its economy will probably suffer from the same sort of international sanctions and mismanagement.

In order to become like Venezuela, Turkey would have to raise taxes and nationalize private businesses to such an extent as to cause widespread privation. That's socialism, though, not Islamism, and I doubt that will happen.
This is just a superficial comment as unfortunately I don't have a WSJ subscription.


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