posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 09:03 AM
a reply to: TaleDawn
Turkey is going to be one to watch closely this year.
Many might not realize this, but the country is extremely precarious right now, genuinely at risk of a massive civil war.
Erdogan has become a dictator. The moment a "leader" starts arresting journalists and shutting down critical publications you need to start looking
for a way out of the country before all hell breaks loose. The man has lost the plot and he's risking exactly what others experienced.
The Arab Spring was seen in all of these nations, in some it was successful (in part, debatable) while in others it was put down quickly.
I wonder what would happen in Turkey, considering much of the population hates him with a passion, they have fewer tribal divisions, and while Russia
would likely do anything it could to destabilize it?
And lets not forget too that it's a gateway to Europe, with Syria still in a state of civil war along its rather large border.
Western nations will be pandering to him in an attempt to keep that country stable, but other players will be relishing the opportunity to create