elkev: The time for Turkey and the EU has long since passed.
Molavian: F*ck you, Turkey.
maxheck: DubtodaIll:I badly passed some turkey the other day while I was cleaning out the fridge with leftovers of the holidays.Unless the holiday you're speaking of is Chinese New Year's, I am pretty sure any fridge leftovers you're just now eating from the holidays will in fact pass badly.Very, very badly.
maxheck: Sad part being, Turkey used to be held up as a model progressive, secular Asian democracy.Then the Teabaggers took over...
phyrkrakr: So, what's the end game? Well, Erdogan, as PM, is appointed by the President, I believe. The current president is finishing up a seven-year term and there will be public elections for the first popularly-elected president of Turkey held in August this year. The Turkish Parliament is required to hold elections no later than every four years, but those can be called sooner by the PM. The last parliamentary elections were held in 2011, so that has to be done no later than June, 2015, I believe. Hopefully, that will clean up some of the mess that the government has become over there.
JK47: Doesn't Erdogan have issues with his right flank, namely Gulenists (sp?), who have a political and social model that is fairly conservative and driven by religion? This would be related to the recent corruption allegations that nabbed powerful businessmen, police, and a few ministers if I recall right.
maxheck: I have an American understanding of this... Which basically means I know Jack shiat and hearsay. However, I am not sure Erdogan deserves any credit for doing what every country was already doing. For goodness sakes, the Maoists in Nepal got compulsory education and universal healthcare working.Though to their credit, they stepped down when voted out.
rjakobi: Molavian: F*ck you, Turkey.Don't you mean "Get stuffed, Turkey?"
d-notice: How do you badly pass a law?
jshine: Isn't being located in Europe a requirement of joining the European Union? I'm no expert on such things, but one would assume...
August11: Adverbs and other modifiers, Subby. How do they work?
This text is now purple: jshine: Isn't being located in Europe a requirement of joining the European Union? I'm no expert on such things, but one would assume...Western Turkey is in Europe.
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