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Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Apr 16th 2018 at 4:53:12 AM

That seems swell.


https://ph.news.yahoo.com/detained-american-pastor-goes-trial-turkey-072819808.html

Andrew Brunson was arrested in Turkey over involvement in the coup, but he protested against it. He moved to Turkey in '93 to do missionary work there.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
amateur55 from Turkey
Apr 18th 2018 at 11:16:38 AM

Turkey to go to polls for snap election on June 24

Well that was unexpected, at least until yesterday.

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Portugal according to Hetalia
Apr 19th 2018 at 2:03:23 AM

[up]A move by Erdogan's alliance to consolidate power, I assume. How's the opposition dealing with this?

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M84 Freedom is the right of all sentient beings Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
Jun 3rd 2018 at 12:58:06 AM

A nationalist strongman asshole turning out to be utter shit at actually running a nation? Wow, what a massive (not) surprise.

edited 3rd Jun '18 12:58:24 AM by M84

Disgusted, but not surprised
Jun 3rd 2018 at 3:24:01 AM

None of this is a surprise....Erdogan has managed to turn Turkey into an insecure countries for investments. And then there is the tourist sector....the numbers are shaky, but Erdogan has more or less halved the revenue of what used to be a thriving and growing sector.

Jun 3rd 2018 at 7:04:36 AM

I really hope that Muharrem İnce will be the Turkish President by next month.

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 3rd 2018 at 10:01:07 AM

[up]Is that even a remote possibility?

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amateur55 from Turkey
Jun 3rd 2018 at 2:04:37 PM

[up]It is. Though still unlikely, polling shows the presidential election going to a run-off and Erdoğan is very narrowly ahead there.

Interesting article here, summing up why it might not be an easy victory for Erdoğan.

Grafite Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Jun 3rd 2018 at 2:52:02 PM

After so many disappointments in political events in recent years (Trump, Erdogan's referendum, Maduro), I should know better than this, but I still remain cautiously optimistic. Economy is always an important factor and with confidence in it eroding, it may be a challenge for Erdogan.

edited 3rd Jun '18 2:53:09 PM by Grafite

Life is unfair...
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 3rd 2018 at 2:53:08 PM

Plus, I doubt this election will be free of corruption or intimidation. And there's no way that the Sultan will allow unbiased observers in.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Jun 3rd 2018 at 7:24:01 PM

Oh, please. Erdogan will manage to manipulate the numbers.

I guess the best we can hope for is that states like Turkey will serve as a warning for those states who are currently balancing at the edge regarding populism.

Zarastro from Badenland
Jun 3rd 2018 at 9:10:23 PM

It will be interesting to see how many people in Germany/other countries will vote for Erdogan.

99 Erdogans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcCSY1LZg0
Jun 4th 2018 at 12:28:59 AM

Even if Erdogan wins the presidental elections, he won't have a parliamental majority(something he had for the past 16 years).

Jun 4th 2018 at 2:11:53 AM

[up] Wouldn't bet on it....I am sure that he will find voters somehow.

Zarastro from Badenland
Jun 4th 2018 at 6:24:28 AM

There are still many useful idiots left who will vote for him. And if he does not get the majority he needs, he'll do the same thing he did a few years ago and call for reelections.

99 Erdogans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcCSY1LZg0
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 4th 2018 at 7:46:51 AM

Assuming he just doesn't start ruling by decree, rule of law in Turkey is more or less on life support already.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
amateur55 from Turkey
Jun 4th 2018 at 12:57:46 PM

While the new constitutional amendments allow presidential decrees, the laws issued by the parliament override them.

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Burn it down
Jun 4th 2018 at 3:26:57 PM

Keep this way and Turkey will crash and burn. Despots, invariably, run their countries to the ground.

Meanwhile everyone will just grab the popcorn and have their I told you do look on their faces.

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SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 18th 2018 at 9:33:13 AM

Something from Switzerland: Arrest warrant issued for Turkish diplomats, they were apparently planning to kidnap someone here and bring them to Turkey.

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 18th 2018 at 9:42:48 AM

Turkey might want to stop viewing Gaddafi as a role model for international affairs.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 24th 2018 at 12:11:59 PM

The Sultan appears to be on his way to winning the first round with a majority of the vote; evading a run off.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44596072

Cause the coffin of Turkey's democracy needed a few more nails.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
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Just a harmless giant from a foreign land.
Jun 24th 2018 at 1:58:03 PM

According to Spiegel, the Opposition calls bullshit on the numbers.

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Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Jul 8th 2018 at 7:15:37 AM

Erdogan is going to be sworn in again. And another purge of firing government employees, including those from the military, is taking place.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
AngelusNox Burn it down from somewhere in the night Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Burn it down
Jul 9th 2018 at 6:39:01 PM

The Sultan has named his Son-in-law as the new finance minister

Ah nepotism and total control of the economy, the herald of corruption and economic crisis.

Inter arma enim silent leges

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