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Turkish Lira crumbles. Erdogan deals with, then provokes Russia

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Turkish Lira crumbles. Erdogan deals with, then provokes Russia
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ultra-nationalist coalition partner, National Movement Party (NHP) leader Devlet Bahceli, posed today before a map of the “Turkish world”, claiming for Ankara all territories of other countries that have Turkish-speaking or ethnic Turkish and Muslim minorities.

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Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
November 22, 2021

You miss one extremely important point about turkey: if it were for the turkish people actually living in turkey, erdogan would have been ousted a long time ago. However, there are millions of turks living in western europe, mainly – of course – germany, and these people are firstly voting in the turkish electiins and secondly – and as crazy as it may sound – are much more nationalist than the turks living in turkey. There actually is a feeling – and much anger – in turkey about being held hostage by these people who support erdogan and his muslim-… Read more »

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Helga Fellay
Helga Fellay
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
November 24, 2021

You have a point, and I suspect that it’s islamophobia that the Turkish expats experience in Germany which causes them to cling to and re-elect Erdogan, who is an Islamist. If it weren’t for that, Erdogan’s days in turkey may be numbered. On the other hand, the July 2016 CIA coup against Erdogan actually strengthened Erdogan even among Kemalist Turks. It’s a very volatile situation, and I see it as more complex than just the support of Turkish expats in Germany, although that is probably the strongest support Erdogan has, next to that he enjoys in the Anatolian hinterlands in… Read more »

waine
waine
November 24, 2021

I think Erdogan has had a dose of that covid and it’s addled his brain, Putin is the only friend he has and now risks loosing that one.

Helga Fellay
Helga Fellay
Reply to  waine
November 24, 2021

Putin is not exactly a friend. They are tolerating each other because they need each other, and nothing will change in that co-dependency.

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