Turkish PM says tapes of talk with son a fabrication

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sabrefencer wrote:

the Turkish people were fooled once, by this evil, lying leader…whether he is guilty of this or not, doesn’t matter…he is taking away your freedoms…he is trying to turn Turkey into a closed Muslim state, completely ruled by sharia laws….if this is what you want, then fine…sit and do nothing, till it happens…..But, if you want your proud and open country back…you need to get off all your collective asses and move now…not tomorrow….now, before he consolidates his powers and comes knocking at your doors, during the black of nite…good luck, whichever way you choose…..

Feb 24, 2014 8:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Macedonian wrote:

Turkey looks west then looks east which way to go. Secular Muslim member of EU with leading role over the Balkans or Islamic state leader in the Muslim world.

Feb 24, 2014 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Canela wrote:

What do you expect him to say “Oh I got caught!”

Feb 25, 2014 9:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Neslihan wrote:

Abdullatif Sener (former Minister of State and Deputy Premier of the first AKP government and a founder of AKP) says he knows Erdogan’s voice and phone style and this is no fabrication.

Musician and sound engineer Atilla Ozdemiroglu says background(ambient) sounds in the recording have continuity.

Feb 25, 2014 10:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Hipster_Dufus wrote:

absolute power corrupts absolutely

Feb 25, 2014 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

It’s a good example of a leader who stays around too long. A sign they’ve been there too long is their magnified ego and self belief – which Ergodan exhibits by the bucket load. Merkel is another one I’d put in the same boat.
Unfortunately when a leader has been there too long, whatever good they did is soon undone. With Thatcher being a good example of that one.

Feb 25, 2014 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
disengage wrote:

It seems, all leaders that fail, deny in one way or another .I never drew a line in the sand. i never lied about Obamacare. I never said to hide all of Turkeys peoples monies that i may have stolen. I will not turn Turkey into a tightly controlled muslim country..Deny, deny! People see thru Obama, they sure see thru you ,Turkish leader.

Feb 25, 2014 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
IslamBlows wrote:

I’m going to laugh, long and hard, when Ukraine is accepted into the EU while Turkey does nothing for their own membership – except complain.

Feb 25, 2014 2:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse

This guy apparently hasn’t gotten the word on the NSA.

Feb 25, 2014 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Too many Muslims in Turkey. The place is doomed. Every place the Muslims take over, they ruin. Egypt hasn’t built anything good since the pyramids (built long before the Muslims go there). As for Aswan dam, it was built by the Russians (not local Muslims).

I am not trying to be coarse, but Muslims tend to ruin societies rather than build them up. It’s a combination of the severe patriarchy and aversion to science (much like the Southern United States). Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Saudi Arabia has used some of their oil billions to do a bunch of medical research we don’t know about.

Or…. maybe it’s just like it appears. They spent all the oil cash on gold toilets and Rolls Royces for themselves…. and they’ll be back in the Muslim caveman rock fight before we know it.

Feb 25, 2014 7:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RobertFrost wrote:

The fall of Mr. Erdoghan is likely to be very hard!

He barely can withstand the collapse of the Islamists as rulers in Egypt and in Tunisia, and is lost for a foreign policy which would help him resolve the acute problems Turkey is having – entirely because of his Ottoman ambitions and tyrannical rule.

History suggests that such characters do not spare anything in their clinging to power. But finally they collapse, and the Turkish people would begin rebuilding their country in their own image, rather than that of a thoughtless Islamist bigot.

Feb 25, 2014 8:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
puzzled wrote:

why would anyone expect anything different from erdogan – he is no different than any other leader in power – putin, bush (more discreet than the others, made his hundreds of millions through places like carlyle), Ghadafi, mubarak, hussein, chavez, Noriega, Assad, all the North African leaders, Mahatir Mohammad (Malaysia), King Abduallah of Jordan, Saudi’s – these people all filtered money straight to their pockets – what makes Erdogan so special, that he is getting caught in the middle of the robery? Please, politicians are all the same

Feb 25, 2014 10:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
orabi wrote:

you are in candied camera so smile

Feb 26, 2014 3:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

The comments here are as good as the article!

Feb 26, 2014 4:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
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