posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 05:42 AM
I've raised and live in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm both Swiss and Turkish citizen. To understand this issue you have to read Turkish History after
Ottoman Empire until today, which covers Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's life and his leading the country and the things happened after his death until
Turks are very wide in ranging ethnic origins, but most Turk's kept the Ottoman thinking style throughout today (especially the ones in the middle
parts and east parts of Turkey, west coast of Turkey is always stayed democrat and civilized), after all how can you expect generations coming from
the Ottoman roots to have a democratic thinking style other than theocratic ones..
Ataturk was very west-headed, scientific, secular, democratic and civilized, and he pressured, broke down Ottoman Empire and caliph system and form a
secular democratic Turkey, but some people didn't liked it, especially the ones who are religious and was in charge before Ataturk came, so Ataturk
pressured them more to be more civilized, more democrat and secular, infact he fought for it, but instead of being scientific and democratic those
people went underground and kept their existence for long long times after his death until today, and they started to collect and organize, now
they're organized under the name 'democratic religious', for todays circumstances they have to look like as if they were democratic, but they're
infact religious, Erdogan is now their leader, but before there were different leaders like Erbakan, so, we have a constitution (i'm talking about
the constitution before this referendum) which gives the army to supress these religious forces (coup d'etat) this is usually a bad thing for a
country, but in Turkey's situation, it was vital to surpress extremist islamic movements and keep the country secular and democratic until recent
years. Now those underground organisations became stronger and got the great positions in the government, and kept having more votes in every election
since 1980's..Now Turkey's more than half is believing them, it consists both religious parts of Turkey and both citizens who says 'i don't care
about religion or Erdogan, he just do good job to country he make roads, he dropped inflation so my vote is to him' people.
Infact, Erdogan is working hard to make the country better, but also keeping the religious side, but only this way he can only gain the population.
That was why some people oppose Erdogan, because he assigned his best man to great positions in the government, and with this referendum now he'll be
able to assign even the judges of the judiciary, of course he'll assign his best man to give decisions to his side to that positions too, and will
completely own not only the government, but the judiciary of Turkey. That was why the other half of Turkey opposed to these changes.
Erdogan put a constitutional change package containing several irrelevant changes in one package and put out a referendum, he put changes in benefits
for woman, children and disabled, so he can make the public literally eat and confirm the constituitional changes about the change in the assignments
of Turkish Judiciary, and achieved his goal.
He was backed up with Iran and several islamic countries, but hey! at most he was backed up from the US (how interesting hehe) do you know about the
'Great Middle East Project' that the US operate? Erdogan is talking on several places about it, and telling that he is playing an important role to
make this operation real. On this project Turkey's map is changing and Turkey is giving some east part of the country to Kurds to form a Free
Kurdistan country, Cyprus's Turkish side will be given to Greeks, and the west part of Turkey, Marmara, where asia and europe bounds will be added to
EU (for commercial concerns EU has to be in charge of the bosphorus you know) and all other left from these parts will be the remaining Turkey..
So Iran and other islamic countries also want to have the Great Middle East Project because they think that they'll form a greater islamic population
and country, and most islamic countries sees Turkey leading to it, they have wars, terror and yet Turkey is the most powerful and strategically
located islamic country in the middle east, so they help Turkey to achieve this goal, also on the otherhand, the US also wants to see a greater middle
east, after all some powers are finished with Europe (with the formation of EU) and now its middle easts turn to come together..
Also EU keeps being undecided weather accept Turkey as a EU member or not, but they're just delaying the situation to make constituitional changes in
Turkey, Turkey will not be added to the EU, its a part of the Greater Middle East Project but it has a great connection to EU because of its
strategical location, that is why EU is keeping undecided to add Turkey to EU or not, but this will not happen if Turkey's boundries are like this as
todays, it will only happen if the map is changed to what its suggested in the Greater Middle East Project.. So they'll not decide this issue any
and America says nothing to Turkey when Turkey opposes with the US, because he knows that Turkey is accompanying the big plan while doing it, so
America's politic towards Turkey is very calm and sometimes left 'undecided'..even on the recent Gaza issue..
Meanwhile, Erdogan is selling every autobahn, bridge, TV channels, newspapers, governmental buildings, water barrage's, governmental phone company
Telekom, education system, banks and lands to several countries both islamic, european and american to get out of the global crisis, literally feeding
them in order to have fed, and give wealth to public, so public is happy when they see that their economy is getting better, but they're not thinking
that 'how' it is getting better, MSM also plays a huge role on this. Some people are aware and oppose the situation, but most of the tv and main
stream media followers are not aware of these situations.
I know its been long but much much longer needed to be written on these issue to make it clear.. You can think that this is just a 'summary'. Much
more it is that Turkey went through inside his politics and public view changes..
That is why all islamic countries along with America and EU is happy about Turkey, because it is accompanying the big order plan, and they'll all get
what they want.. Middle East will have a powerful islamic leading country to spread their voice which they want, EU will have great ease on trade bond
between asia and europe and get the control of the bosphorus trade (they want only this, but they do not want whole Turkey in the EU I wouldn't want
if I were them), US will accomplish the Great Middle East Project, everyone is happy..Except nationalists who wants their countries not to split up to
form another country in it, liberals and Ataturk generations in the country who don't think that they fit in this islamic look that Turkey started
wearing especially in the last decade, while the Ottoman-headed descendants support all this changes along with the world..And this is what splits up
the country (not literally but with thinking styles split up in the public) but hey! isn't it the usual strategy to split up the public before
splitting up the country?
That is what Turkey's situation is for me right now..That is why I both love and hate this countries people..Half of them are secular and liberal
while other half is religious and Ottoman descended..and some big plans are hiding behind the curtains..