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(Some Speculating Feline)   Excellent analysis of the origins of Turkish troubles. Bonus: website name   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, AKP, Fast Forward, housing developments, Erdogan, private hospital, hilton hotel, corruption  
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1391 clicks; posted to Politics » on 26 Feb 2014 at 10:12 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-26 07:46:46 AM
2014-02-26 10:21:44 AM  
That's going to be the name for my next band.
2014-02-26 10:34:12 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: That's going to be the name for my next band.

2014-02-26 10:41:32 AM  
Genre would also be a good name for a band.
2014-02-26 10:41:43 AM  
1. Excellent blog name.

2. Really good analysis. Most people aren't evil for the sake of being evil (even Hitler had his reasons, however warped they were). This also explains the whole war over a park that set off protests last year. Erdogan wants to redevelop Turkey so the economy will thrive even more and is willing to do it by any means necessary, including turning himself into a benevolent dictator ala Ataturk. This included eliminating a popular park so it can be turned into a mall and mosque and other decisions which wound up angering people. On top of that, by doing it through any means necessary, including avoiding all of the checks and balances that are supposed to protect property owners from rapacious developers, coupled with Erdogan's increasingly autocratic direction, many of the protests and investigations were born. Erdogan wants to be another Ataturk, a visionary leader who was instrumental in rejuvenating Turkey from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, but is becoming another typical Mid-East dictator instead.
2014-02-26 11:10:39 AM  
Troubles, eh?
2014-02-26 11:43:14 AM  
Your blog su-rprisingly provided an informed opinion on an issue barely covered if at all in most traditional media outlets.
2014-02-26 12:22:19 PM  
Is this the site?
2014-02-26 12:25:24 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: That's going to be the name for my next band.
2014-02-26 12:56:23 PM  
Prime Minister is going insane: He accused a "robot lobby" of targeting the government through Twitter messages, as he strongly denied the authenticity of new phone recordings leaked onto the Internet.

...As the scandal of the leaked phone calls continues to rock the social media, not a single one of the mainstream news outlets dared to publish the recordings. The censorship reached an absurd level yesterday as the TV channels broadcast the news of the prime minister denying the authenticity of the leaked phone calls, causing perhaps millions to wonder what calls he is talking about.

Leader of the opposition Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu also addressed his party caucus earlier today to talk about the scandal. As soon as he attempted to circumvent the media's censorship by playing the recordings, the TV channels stopped the live broadcast and began airing a rerun of the prime minister's earlier speech.

Even his previous supporters are beginning to wonder about him: os e-lies-.aspx?pageID=449&nID=62935&NewsCatID=503

Here's an English translation of the wiretaps between the PM and his idiot son:
2014-02-26 02:13:18 PM  
2014-02-26 02:27:44 PM  


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HAH, I love the look on that cops face.
"shiat this is a bad idea."
2014-02-26 05:53:26 PM  

Agarista: [various awesome things]

Agarista, I never got a chance to thank you for reassuring me about travel to Turkey in a previous thread.  It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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