“In 600 years, probably none of the 36 Ottoman sultans were so arrogant and excessive” as Turkey’s newly elected president. Tarik Günersel questions Erdoğan’s legitimacy in light of corruption accusations.
“The history of past and present religions is full of crimes.” In his column today, Tarik Günersel presents a poem regarding faith based killing and he addresses the deteriorating situation in Turkey under the Prime Minister Erdoğan.
Tarik Gunersel describes the rise of ISIS in the Middle East – “the armed organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” – and how this radical body is feeding into the Turkish PM’s move away from all things secular.
Tarik Günersel offers a pre- through post-election look at recent events that transpired in Turkey. Tarik also lays out some key Erdoğan “moments” during the election process, which provided great fodder for media outlets around the world.
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