Saturday, April 29, 2017

Turkey: The march towards Caliphate continues

(Ankara)  It appears that the march towards a pure Islamic caliphate inside Turkey continues with the Pocket Dictator banning TV dating shows, which followed the banning of Wikipedia which followed the sacking of 4000 public servants which followed last Wednesdays sacking of 9000 police officers.
Also banned was the drinking of alcohol in public place in the tourist resort of Antalya

The Turkish government has excused all of the above by saying in its Official Gazette that all those sacked were suspected of links to "terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security.

Also on Saturday Erdoğan hinted of invading Northern Iraq in which to tackle not ISIS, but the Kurds who are fighting them:
"Turkey knows what to do and when to do it, we may come there overnight all of a sudden,"
Numan Kurtulmus Turkey's deputy prime minister Saturday suggested that the Muslim world could do more to protect Islam’s rightful place in Jerusalem.
"Unfortunately, we see a Jerusalem that is under the occupation of Zionism, as well as Israel's violation of international law. No Muslim country has made Jerusalem a top issue, partially as a result of the conflicts plaguing Muslim regions. But now Jerusalem’s importance for the Muslim world is growing. Humanity needs to learn lessons from Pax Ottomana”