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'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Demonax » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:57 pm

I don't think he means a clothing store that sells really nice clothes...


Erdoğan says Turkey is not banana republic, won't allow ‘operations'

17 December 2013

After Turkish police detained at least 49 people, including well-known businessmen and people close to the ruling party, on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey is not a banana republic and won't allow “operations” on its territory.

“People who are backed by the media and certain funders cannot change this country. People backed by certain dark gangs both inside and outside Turkey cannot mess with the country's path. They cannot change conditions in Turkey. Turkey is not a country that anyone can launch an operation into. The [Turkish] nation will not allow that. The [ruling Justice and Development Party] AK Party, which is governing this nation, will not allow this. March 30 will be election day. Those people, if they are confident, they should run in the elections and deal with the nation. We will not permit those people to have the reckoning they want outside the polls. Turkey is not a banana republic,”


http://www.todayszaman.com/news-334275- ... tions.html?
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Demonax » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:12 pm

Here is an account from The Economist....

IT was one of the most audacious challenges ever to the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister. On December 17th police detained the sons of three of his cabinet ministers, a construction tycoon, and a mayor from his mildly Islamist Justice and Development (AK) party in dawn raids carried out in Istanbul and Ankara as part of a corruption probe.

News of the detentions of around 49 people sent shockwaves throughout the political establishment and the Istanbul Stock Exchange’s main index fell by more than 2% amid news that the investigation had extended to a state-run lender, Halkbank.

The operation is seen as a further and dramatic escalation in the continuing power struggle between Mr Erdogan and Turkey’s most influential cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who commands a global empire of media outlets, schools and charities from self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania.

The day before, Hakan Sukur, a former footballer who was elected to parliament on the AK ticket in the 2011 elections, resigned from his party over what he called its ingratitude towards Mr Gulen. Might other defections ensue? Mr Erdogan must surely be wondering. Turkey’s beleaguered secularists are rubbing their hands in glee.


Full article here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlema ... h-politics
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Get Real! » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:08 pm

I don't know what kind of Republic it is but it's certainly run by bananas...

Turkey admits export of rifles to Syria ‘for sports’ <-- :lol:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey ... sCatID=338

And yes, they are serious because for Turks murdering your neighbors is a sport!
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Cap » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:15 pm

Can you spell....
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Flying Horse » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:19 pm

Cap wrote:Can you spell....


American spelling is just wrong :?
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Flying Horse wrote:
Cap wrote:Can you spell....


American spelling is just wrong :?

Blethers.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Lordo » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:41 pm

but roc is right.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:46 pm

Yes, they are a slippery banana republic! :)

Ecuador: Banana exports to Turkey increased by 168%

Compared to the same period last year, Turkey, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Algeria bought more bananas from Ecuador during the first quarter of this year. The increase has led these countries to gain ground and be located between the main markets of the Ecuadorian fruit.

However, sales to the different markets showed variations. $106.71 million were sold to Turkey in the period under review, a 168% increase.


http://www.freshplaza.com/article/11278 ... 68-procent
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby Flying Horse » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:04 am

kurupetos wrote:
Flying Horse wrote:
Cap wrote:Can you spell....


American spelling is just wrong :?

Blethers.

Titter ye not. I gave my contribution in the original thread from which this one was taken.



President Erdygerdy mushroom man must be feeling a bit unstable with this investigation.
So....who is going to bet he's the next contender for dictator of the year in 2014? After all, the cracks in his cabinet are beginning to show.
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Re: 'Turkey Is Not A Banana Republic'

Postby kurupetos » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:57 am

Flying Horse wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Flying Horse wrote:
Cap wrote:Can you spell....


American spelling is just wrong :?

Blethers.

Titter ye not. I gave my contribution in the original thread from which this one was taken.



President Erdygerdy mushroom man must be feeling a bit unstable with this investigation.
So....who is going to bet he's the next contender for dictator of the year in 2014? After all, the cracks in his cabinet are beginning to show.

Dunno, but Soros will support Hillary in the next US presidential elections. :wink:
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