A poll sums it all: ” Turks somehow liberal on rhetoric but not in practice”

“We came up with a set of questions related to liberal values and tried to figure out whether Turkey is indeed, as some outsiders might perceive, a country devoid of liberalism, or whether liberal and democratic values have in fact taken root in Turkish society,” writes Dr. Hans–Georg Fleck, the representative of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, in the introduction to research conducted by a respected independent Turkish pollster.

Still not enough proper Muslims…

The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) spent 4.6 billion Turkish Liras on employee expenditures in 2015, according to a report prepared by the court of accounts
An exiled Turkish journalist, a Crimean Tartar activist and two Yazidi victims of the Islamic state group were shortlisted Tuesday (11 October) for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

if he does not repeat this argument, he knows he will not stay in power:

Stability can become “permanent” if Turkey adopts a presidential system, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 15 in Istanbul.

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