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"The Promise" of bad PR for Turkey

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posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 09:08 AM
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Reflecting on the recent referendum in Turkey granting extensive power to the sitting President and popular response to that development...

A new major release film called "The Promise" dealing with the Armenian genocide at the turn of the last century is set to open the next few days.

The film is PG rated but certain to reflect poorly on the Turks.

Timing is everything.




posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: Bhadhidar

Dictators usually usurp power by declaring it.

The right to 'dissolve parliament' is the most revealing...

"The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away forever." Governor Tarkin, Star Wars

Next except him to claim he's 'gods chosen' and then 'god hood'.

Petty tyrants



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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An all powerful dictator of a nuclear armed, inherently violent, Muslim theocracy. A nuclear world war three just got a whole lot more likely, or maybe inevitable.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
An all powerful dictator of a nuclear armed, inherently violent, Muslim theocracy.


Of course, you are not describing Turkey. Turkey is not nuclear-armed, inherently violent, nor is it a theocracy.

For Erdogan to maintain the new found powers he will need to keep out of theocracy, but pander to nationalists.

He's the new Sultan. The new Mr Big. One wonders whether he'll be after a new Ottoman Empire. Do a Russia and annex northern Syria. Russia could not object - after all, Syria used to belong to the Ottomans so it's clearly "theirs".

The margin of the victory is small, and the control of the media and stifling of free debate in the run-up to the referendum means that Turkey is now inherently unstable.

Poor Turkey. There was once so much promise. Now it's all backwards to autocracy.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi

originally posted by: CulturalResilience
An all powerful dictator of a nuclear armed, inherently violent, Muslim theocracy.


Of course, you are not describing Turkey. Turkey is not nuclear-armed, inherently violent, nor is it a theocracy.

For Erdogan to maintain the new found powers he will need to keep out of theocracy, but pander to nationalists.

He's the new Sultan. The new Mr Big. One wonders whether he'll be after a new Ottoman Empire. Do a Russia and annex northern Syria. Russia could not object - after all, Syria used to belong to the Ottomans so it's clearly "theirs".

The margin of the victory is small, and the control of the media and stifling of free debate in the run-up to the referendum means that Turkey is now inherently unstable.

Poor Turkey. There was once so much promise. Now it's all backwards to autocracy.


Nuclear weapons are in Turkey. As for the rest of what I said, that maybe your interpretation, I do not share it.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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I'd say the NATO powers share much of the blame for Erdogan being in the position he is currently in. They have supported him and used Turkey as an advanced position against Russia since the cold war. Funny how our "containment" schemes and "spreading democracy" by the CIA never seem to work out the way they plan them to. You would think we'd have learned by now.

As for a film about the Armenian genocide I would say about time! Like many sad events in history they have not been taught in schools and ignored by the movie industry as subjects. Truly important things that would give us all a fuller understanding of the world and you could make a list a mile long.

When was the last time you saw a movie about:
War of 1812
French and Indian war
Spanish American war
Mexican War
Trail of tears
Great leap forward (China)
Cultural revolution (China)
Communist takeover of China and US abandonment of Chiang Kai Shek
Holodomor

Small wonder our children know nothing of history. The view they get is like removing blinders for 1 minute every hour on a road trip - how much will they see?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
Reflecting on the recent referendum in Turkey granting extensive power to the sitting President and popular response to that development...

A new major release film called "The Promise" dealing with the Armenian genocide at the turn of the last century is set to open the next few days.

The film is PG rated but certain to reflect poorly on the Turks.

Timing is everything.


indeed timing is everything, if only that film had been released a couple weeks sooner maybe it could have influenced their referendum they just held. i almost wonder if holding off on its release was BECAUSE of that, almost like they didnt WANT to inform those voters of such a genocide until after they had already voted to give over more power to the state.
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posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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but they still have two more words for love



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