Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Revisiting the Wild Turkey

After my post from yesterday on the dangerous path being followed by Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan, this blurb from StrategyPage has me scratching my head:
It's not just Turks who are surprised.  The pieces I highlighted yesterday seem to contradict StrategyPage.  So who is right?
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while on a trip taking him to three Arab Spring nations (Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia), told an Egyptian television audience that Egypt needs a secular state. Militant Islamist factions of the Muslim Brotherhood were upset by what they regard as interference in Egypt’s revolution. Erdogan surprised many Turks who perceive him as an Islamist who intends to undermine Turkey’s secular state. Time will tell.
Indeed, time will tell.

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