Turkey seeing the end of ‘muscular secularism’?

Here is a screen cap of a machine translation from a German article here (from Der Spiegel). If anyone speaks German, it is probably well worth reading this in the original, doubly so as the immediate consequences to Germany are likely more severe than to most other nations.

The full machine translation in English is here. It does seem a great deal that Turkey’s flirtation with secular and liberal democracy, even if forced by the military, has come to an end and Erdogan’s much more Islamic minded rule wins out. Many in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood who may well take power soon there, are attempting to forge a new Egypt-Iran-Turkey alliance. This would make maps wrinkle for some time. I am working on editing an Al Jazeera video of a Coffee house show where this idea is batted around. Hope to have it done soon.

Here is a good Reuters English article:

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2 Replies to “Turkey seeing the end of ‘muscular secularism’?”

  1. This result was just a matter of time, the left wouldn’t accept the military continuing to interfering in the political arena (except when they are installing a leftist dictator) and were really upset with the idea of the military opposing one of their new protected groups.

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