Instability has damaged Turkey's international standing

Turkey will hold its parliamentary election in July, four months earlier than scheduled, thereby narrowly avoiding a constitutional crisis over the choice of the country's next president. Nonetheless, Turkey's bout with political instability has damaged its foreign policy and international standing.

At the center of the storm are Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, head of the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), and Yasar ... Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - May 10, 2007 - 3:17 PM PDT
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by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008
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by Fran Meaney - Oct. 1, 2008

As an activist Democratic leftist, Nye uses the current Turkish situation to criticize the present American administration and to misrepresent what is happening in Turkey. The islamization project of the AKP began before the war in Iraq and is completely indepdendent of it. Most would argue there is no such thing as a "moderate Islamist," to use Nye's phrase. It's rather sad to see Nye using the Turkish situation -- unfairly and improperly, in my view -- as an opportunity to undermine the American government.

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