Middle Eastern Think Tank Leader's Take on Turkey - May 17

Darrell L. Bock's picture

A media contact I know in Israel has forwarded to me the following report on the situation in Turkey. It reflects the ambivilence of many about what is going on there.Daniel Pipes runs the Middle Eastern Forum and is a politically conservative commentator who also is pro-Israeli.The artile is helpful because it outlines the roots and changes Atatürk introduced into the country in 1923, a literal encyclopedia of cultural change that is now under pressure, since Atatürk was a Middle Eastern secularist who tried to curb the political influence of Islam at the time while protecting Turkish interests. His report called A Critical Moment for Turkey can be found at:http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=28324

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