Erdoğan Leads Turkey to the Precipice

The Republic of Turkey is undergoing possibly its greatest crisis since the founding of the state nearly a century ago. Present trends suggest worse to come as a long-time Western ally evolves into a hostile dictatorship.

The crisis results primarily from the ambitions of one very capable and sinister individual, Turkey’s 61-year old president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. A career politician who previously served four years as the mayor of Turkey’s megacity, Istanbul, and then eleven years as the country’s prime minister, he forwards two goals hitherto unknown in the republic: dictatorship and full application of the Shari’a, Islam’s law code.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Daniel Pipes is too optimistic.
    It’s almost as if he believes that after Erdogan Turkey will return to secularism.
    Not gonna happen.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You’re spot on. Turks will elect themselves brand new Reptilian Overlords.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I hope Turkey implodes in sectarian civil war and 40 million are slaughtered.

  • H

    Erdoğan Leads Turkey to the Precipice: Jump! Jump!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I look forward to Kurdish secession.