Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby Liri » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 pm UTC

He's only 62, to boot.

By 2020, though, the sitch could deteriorate quite a bit with regards to liberal democracy being a welcome dude at parties.
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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby CorruptUser » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:04 pm UTC

People forget why Erdogan was so genuinely popular. Much like Putin, people with put up with all sorts of horrible shit as long as the economy booms, and will continue putting up with the horrible shit when the economy stops booming so long as a faceless foreigner can be blamed. Because ultimately, people vote their pocketbooks, and people are tribal bastards.

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby sardia » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:23 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:People forget why Erdogan was so genuinely popular. Much like Putin, people with put up with all sorts of horrible shit as long as the economy booms, and will continue putting up with the horrible shit when the economy stops booming so long as a faceless foreigner can be blamed. Because ultimately, people vote their pocketbooks, and people are tribal bastards.

Putin hasn't been good for the Russian's pocket books. He's been relying on the loss of prestige, bringing order to the chaos, and the restoration of Russian pride. So no, that's not the correct example to use.

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby CorruptUser » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:31 pm UTC

sardia wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:People forget why Erdogan was so genuinely popular. Much like Putin, people with put up with all sorts of horrible shit as long as the economy booms, and will continue putting up with the horrible shit when the economy stops booming so long as a faceless foreigner can be blamed. Because ultimately, people vote their pocketbooks, and people are tribal bastards.

Putin hasn't been good for the Russian's pocket books. He's been relying on the loss of prestige, bringing order to the chaos, and the restoration of Russian pride. So no, that's not the correct example to use.


Prior to 2008, he definitely WAS good for the people's wallets. In the past decade, not so much. But like I said, he's successfully shifted blame to the faceless foreigners.

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby ObsessoMom » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:19 pm UTC

A little good news:

Turkish doctor acquitted of insulting Erdogan with Gollum comparison

(I haven't seen this reported anywhere but Middle East Eye yet, which in the context of Gollum suggests...um...anyway, caveat lector.)

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby Bane Harper » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:58 am UTC

plytho wrote:
Bane Harper wrote:Erdogan won the referendum which means another 13 years in the office....hope it turn out well for the world

He still needs to win the 2019 elections right?


There are reports suggest he will win the 2019 elections easily with the current pace of work in economy and infrastructure land him in much comfortable position in 2019.

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Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

Postby MartianInvader » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:51 pm UTC

(Also he cheats in elections. And cheating will only get easier for him with this referendum.)
Let's have a fervent argument, mostly over semantics, where we all claim the burden of proof is on the other side!


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