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Tayyip Erdogan

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    BBC are reporting a win for Tiny Tayyib with 54% yes to 46% no...

    Wonder what it'd have been with a free press, impartial media coverage and no intimidation...
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    "Opponents have attacked a decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise.

    Three people were shot dead near a polling station in the south-eastern province of Diyarbakir, reportedly during a dispute over how they were voting."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39612562

    Put claims over improperly assigned hotel expenses into perspective a bit.
     
  3. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    I am sure the turks know all of this. They will of course know certain websites are blocked and certain politicians are being jailed.They will know all the things you know about Erdogan and if they are not happy with this situation (i certainly would'nt be) then they will vote accordingly.

    One thing I learnt from the coup is that the Turkish are no shrinking violets and will not be led by the nose by anyone.

    For whatever reason they seem to like Erdogan. I guess people like strong men. Look at how Trump has suddenly become Presidential now he is blasting people into smithereens. Putin is another maniac that is popular.
     
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well on this we're in agreement...
     
  5. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    They still wouldn't be an EU member state by 2060.
     
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    With about 97% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on about 51.4% and "No" on about 48.6%.

    It's close...

    That's from the BBC report.
     
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well Tiny has declared full steam ahead while sporting a catching chequered blue sports jacket...
     
  8. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Out of interest, why the concern about Turkish politics?
     
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Studied Byzantine history at uni ... and generally interested in other countries politics as well as our own.

    Also an interesting case study in the dangers presented by populist politicians to democratic structures.
     
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And yes I know that puts me out of date by 564 years minimum...
     
  11. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Plus only we westerners refer to it as the Byzantine Empire. It was/is still referred to as the Roman Empire, and its people the Romans in the Eastern med. / middle east.
     
  12. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    The Turks have just voted for Christmas.


    I'll get my coat.
     
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  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah excellent... Deputy PM on C4 news is saying people shouldn't be protesting the results...

    And Erdogan thinks electoral monitors should know their place.

    This democracy and freedom thing is so confusing.
     
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I don't think people in Western Europe have any idea of the debt we owe to the Byzantine Empire. Or Eastern Roman Empire.
     
  15. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Or any of their more modern equivalents.
     
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Such as?

    Trying to figure out what you mean there... but not able to pin it down.
     
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well Tayyib brought the USA a gift on his recent visit... a taste of how to handle peaceful protesters...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39956699

    How dare they criticise tiny Tayyib!
     
  19. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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