More trouble for Turkey?

Lord knows what this WikiLeaks tw**t means, but it can’t be good for Turkey, especially given the accompanying cartoon.


  1. Dominic
    Posted July 18, 2016 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    10-15 miutes per lb…

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted July 18, 2016 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Whatever you have stolen, sell it to WikiLeaks and everyone will know. Free enterprise, free press.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

      Wikileaks don’t buy. They get given stuff.

  3. Posted July 18, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I doubt erdogan is shaking in his boots. He pretty much has supreme power now.

    • Posted July 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      Yes. I think that the words in the cartoon should be, “Thou shalt not criticize!”.

  4. K2
    Posted July 18, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    A lot of Brits were afraid of Turkey’s entry into the EU before/during the referendum. I would assume that Turkey’s chances of entry are now pretty low. Its seems to be losing its secular identity and moving towards a totalitarian state (if it weren’t already). Mind you the UK is not a secular state either!

    • Dominic
      Posted July 18, 2016 at 11:01 am | Permalink

      There are few states that are not compromised in some way. The US IS a secular state, but you could be forfiven for thinking otherwise!

      Why has secular Turkey declined???

      • Dominic
        Posted July 18, 2016 at 11:01 am | Permalink

        forfiven? FORGIVEN! 😦

      • Posted July 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

        Because of the pyramid of its society, only the narrow top is secular. The broad base wants Allah, mosques, headscarves, prayers, no evolution etc. In a recent post, Prof. Coyne portrayed the legacy of Ataturk as proving that Tolstoy was wrong to explain history by mass movements. I think, however, that Tolstoy had much right and Ataturk showed the limit of the reform you can impose on a nation from above.

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