Tim Drayton wrote:Martin Rowson's cartoon in support of cartoonist Musa Kart, one of the original Cumhuriyet nine (the number has since increased!):
Tim Drayton wrote:Trust me, I am not so naive as to be unable to understand why the West is, on the one hand, engineering the birth of an Erdoğan dynasty (that will dance to the tune of global capital that has turned Turkey into a major low-cost manufacturing base) and, on the other, was until recently clamouring for the Assad dynasty (that dances to Russia's tune) to go.
Paphitis wrote:There is still a big difference between Turkey and Syria.
Tim Drayton wrote:I don't know, actually. I have come to the conclusion that what might be termed the New World Order was previously out to crush and subjugate Russia but, having failed, they have come to a deal and Putin and the odious oligarchs in his entourage will now be co-opted into the New World Order. This could explain the need for Trump and his image as a new broom that is totally sweeping clean and doing away with the old order. It is a way of covering up the otherwise embarrasing U-turn. (All conspiracy theory stuff, I grant you, but it has the virtue of fitting the observable facts.)
Paphitis wrote:If Turkey crumbles into Civil War like Syria has, then Erdogan spot is also untenable.
Tim Drayton wrote:Paphitis wrote:There is still a big difference between Turkey and Syria.
There is now. If the constitutional change now set to go to a referendum goes through, though, there will be much less difference.
Tim Drayton wrote:Paphitis wrote:If Turkey crumbles into Civil War like Syria has, then Erdogan spot is also untenable.
In my opinion, that is one thing that is virtually impossible because global capital has so much invested there in manufacturing plant.
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