Weasel-words and Phrases
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Media and Communications
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Turkey’s Desperate President
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a desperate man. He is faced with turmoil at home and abroad, the Turkish lira is crashing and internationally he is in the doghouse... the AKP turned on its military and secular opponents....Then the turn came to the liberals..... “Our dream of a European Turkey has turned into a nightmare.....The results are clear. Over 92,000 have been detained, 40,000 arrested and 115,000 people have been dismissed from public service. Turkish prisons are overcrowded and there are reports of mistreatment, torture and already 25 suicides.......
Erdogan has already turned his back on the Lausanne Treaty from 1923, which defined the borders of modern Turkey, and has instead invoked the Misak-i Milli
National Pact, passed by the Ottoman parliament in 1920, which laid claim to areas of Greece, Syria and Iraq.......Meanwhile, the Turkish economy, which is dependent on foreign capital, continues to tank. Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to junk....To Read More....
My Take - What really stood out to me in this article was Turkey's rejection of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 - signed by Turkey as a result of losing WWI - and has now decided to adopt the Misak-i Milli National Pact as it's new foreign policy laying claim to areas of Greece, Syria and Iraq, none of which they can occupy since they don't have the money or the military to do so, even
Greece, Syria or Iraq would be capable of defending themselves against any real adversary, and by 2030 - based on economics and demographics - Greece may not even be an independent country.
But this is the kind of thing that makes Putin worried and want to control Ukraine. There are seven defensive gaps Russia has to defend - and they only have the manpower to defend three of them. Two of them are in the Ukraine. And what neighbor do the Russians have to defend those gaps against? Turkey!
Turkey and Russia have been traditional enemies for centuries, and nothing's changed.