Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Why are Turks so angry?

"It is the grandiosity of power and the increasingly punitive state that has pushed people onto the streets and keeps them hanging from the windows of their homes every day, banging pots into the night. Even the revered father of the traditional family is expected to care about all this. But Prime Minister Erdogan, after insulting the protesters and refusing to acknowledge that there was any problem whatsoever, instead left for Morocco to attend a trade meeting."
Jenny White's further insights may be found on her highly readable blog, Kamil Pasha.

2 comments:

Onur Aydın said...

short and nice explanation. also we can say "It's increasingly a one-party country. All the politics happen within it. The opposition is weak, divided, feckless. A lot of people in Turkey who feel both alienated and intimidated by the government, and this is the way they decided to push back. Islamization, destroy of nature, privatization of government to foreigners. and he wants to rule what he thinks necessary for example alcohol is bad, let's forbid it and he says who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic... People are tired that their rights fleeced day by day."

Onur Aydın said...

short and nice explanation. also we can say "It's increasingly a one-party country. All the politics happen within it. The opposition is weak, divided, feckless. A lot of people in Turkey who feel both alienated and intimidated by the government, and this is the way they decided to push back. Islamization, destroy of nature, privatization of government to foreigners. and he wants to rule what he thinks necessary for example alcohol is bad, let's forbid it and he says who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic... People are tired that their rights fleeced day by day."