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Arunay , Aug, 04 2016

Turkey tensions spill onto German streets


The failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stoked tensions in Germany's three-million strong Turkish community, prompting demonstrations and threats that have put the authorities on edge. What do you think will happen when Merkel's migrant deal goes through and any turk can enter without passport?
The failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stoked tensions in Germany's three-million strong Turkish community, prompting demonstrations and threats that have put the authorities on edge. What do you think will happen when Merkel's migrant deal goes through and any turk can enter without passport?

Ashat , Aug, 04 2016


The Turks in Germany who storm locations frequented by other Turks who support the American-based Turkish cleric opposition figure whom Erdogan identifies as his enemy, and whom he blames for the coup supposed attempt against him without ever presenting even a shred of proof - are acting like the previous German storm troopers. The Germans need to kick out of their country all Turkish fanatics. I hope they are recording these demonstrations and later rounding up and deporting the people identified back to Turkey. And in reply to Erdogans threat to flood Europe with refugees - no doubt a strategy he formulated with fellow muslim Obama when they met in private discussions - Germany needs to break with Obama and support Bashar Al-Assad as the legitimate, democratically elected president of Syria, so this war of aggression against Syria will fail and the refugees will have a home to return to. This takes the threat used by Erdogan away from him. Of course massive international aid has to go into rebuilding Syria which should come from the 2 main aggressors against Syria, Great Britain and its junior partner the United States.
The Turks in Germany who storm locations frequented by other Turks who support the American-based Turkish cleric opposition figure whom Erdogan identifies as his enemy, and whom he blames for the coup supposed attempt against him without ever presenting even a shred of proof - are acting like the pr


Sonam Singh , Aug, 04 2016


Its ironic that Erdogan wants democracy in Turkey but is shipping arms to ISIS in Syria to overthrow the constitutionally and democratically elected government there. This is the same Erdogan who has stated by his own mouth that he wants to be like Hitler and have that type of power over Turkey, so I guess like Hitler he finds democracy useful for getting into power through interference in the democrat process, but then once in office democracy is no longer so good as every election represents the possibility of being removed from office. Just like Hitler used the staged burning of the Bundestag to launch his wave of terror against the Jewish people called Kristalnacht, or the night of broken glass, so to Erdogan has almost certainly staged this so-called attempted overthrow of himself as the actions after the so=called coup are too well coordinated to not have been planned way in advance.
Its ironic that Erdogan wants democracy in Turkey but is shipping arms to ISIS in Syria to overthrow the constitutionally and democratically elected government there. This is the same Erdogan who has stated by his own mouth that he wants to be like Hitler and have that type of power over Turkey, so


Inderjit , Aug, 04 2016


Similar manifestations were held in Belgium and the Netherlands as well. In Belgium, Turkish supporters of Gulen even received death threats by those of Erdogan to the point they had to leave their homes and be protected by the police during the following days due to aggressive forms of violence and vandalism. Even though the aggressors might be in the minority, his army of supporters seem to have made explicit two issues. The first is that Erdogan does have leverage over European politics, as was already illustrated by the shady refugee deal the two struck. The second is that, by demonstrating, German/Belgian/Dutch Turkish demonstrators showed not to have the intention to support the democratic values underlying the foundation of Europe.
Similar manifestations were held in Belgium and the Netherlands as well. In Belgium, Turkish supporters of Gulen even received death threats by those of Erdogan to the point they had to leave their homes and be protected by the police during the following days due to aggressive forms of violence and


Rahul , Aug, 04 2016


What worries me most about the direction that Erdogan is taking in Turkey is that he is trying to exercise thought control over the population of Turkey. What is even more worrying is that a significant proportion of the Turkish population, and that includes parts of the diaspora are pre-disposed to being told by Erdogan how to think. If this continues, Turkey risks becoming a North Korea of the Middle East with personality cult that one sees in North Korea. I find it difficult to believe that 60,000 people were actively involved in the attempted coup. I suspect that they have only been dismissed or arrested for not having a sound outlook in the view of Mr Erdogans hangers-on. Whenever, an AK supporter is interviewed on television they complain about the attitude of some western politicians and media, which is code for they ask too many probing and difficult questions.
What worries me most about the direction that Erdogan is taking in Turkey is that he is trying to exercise thought control over the population of Turkey. What is even more worrying is that a significant proportion of the Turkish population, and that includes parts of the diaspora are pre-disposed to


Mayank , Aug, 04 2016


The German state, in its various geographical expressions, over the last 150 years has shown itself to be extraordinarily inept at effective, peaceful foreign policy initiatives. This is just the latest example and possibly the most dangerous in the last 60 years. Germany has for decades, grudgingly, invited in large numbers of foreign workers to bolster its economic growth and has not effectively integrated them, and more importantly, nor their children. In recently throwing the doors open to "refugees" in a fit of politically correct but socially destructive policy madness Germany has managed to further alienate its own citizens from the political process, diminish the trust in the government and unfortunately cast a shadow over the majority of decent law abiding legal migrants who reside in Germany. Follow that with the hamfisted attempts at bribing Turkey to stem those refugees and the hapless responses to the coup and its ongoing internal political purges Germany has achieved the rare feat of simultaneously courting, rejecting, favouring, complimenting, insulting, bribing and admonishing a strategically important ally and its citizens without achieving anything of use except further alienating its own migrant Turkish populace who feel more emotionally tied to Turkey than Germany. A brilliant example of German realpolitik. The only guarantee is that the German government will be surprised and concerned at the outcome.
The German state, in its various geographical expressions, over the last 150 years has shown itself to be extraordinarily inept at effective, peaceful foreign policy initiatives. This is just the latest example and possibly the most dangerous in the last 60 years. Germany has for decades, grudgingly