Skip to comments.Iran to Fund Erdogan's Re-election Campaign
Posted on 09/15/2010 6:41:17 AM PDT by Omikronos2100
Iran has agreed to donate $25 million to Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in order to support Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's next election campaign, the British Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.
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Turkey is GONE, boys and girls.
Let’s try to keep ‘em out of the EU.
No different than the daughter of that Chinese general giving to clinton.
What was the excuse that time?
No controlling legal authority?
I had to pee because I drank iced tea?
Its the economy stupid?
Its all about sex?
Release it on a Friday so on Monday you can say “Thats old news”?
Don’t know if it’s true, but I hope this gets around to the general population in Iran - they’ll be pi$$ed.
Was it ever there to begin with? I can’t understand the morons here in America that don’t see the handwriting on the wall. This guy Erdogan is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But then again. I forgot. Didn’t the “resident in chief” start out visting Ankara when he first went to the ME to apologize for our victimizing the poor Muslims?
Kick them out of NATO.
>>>”Iran to Fund Erdogan’s Re-election Campaign”
This may well be true. Anyway, AKP (Erdogan’s ruling party) has close ties with both Syrian & Iranian regimes.
AKP is also moving to Significantly change (reform) Turkey’s constitution, which ultimately means: a. Turkish military (strongly secularist) will be more answerable to civilian courts. b. will lift a ban on women wearing headscarves from attending universities - a move which so far has been blocked by the Constitutional Court.
Turkey’s Constitution was a major force (to AKP obviously a major obstacle) in preventing the country from gradually becoming an Islamic state.
“Liberal on economic issues, and conservative on social policy matters, AKP depicts itself as a Muslim version of Europe’s Christian Democrat parties, and denies opponents’ accusations that it has an Islamist agenda.”
The majority of support for AKP is said to come from a rising middle class of observant Turkish muslims.
I suspect the change to a more Islamic govt in Turkey will be incremental (under the banner of Democracy, in some respects similar to Iran before 1979), and we’re seeing its first stages.
This is very bad news for the Secularists in Turkey. If things progress along this new path, I can envision an Islamic govt in Turkey very much aligned with Iran in not too distant future.
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