Turkey votes for dicatatorship

Turkey takes a huge leap toward Islamic dictatorship.

In a victory for Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish voters have decided by a narrow margin to usher in constitutional changes giving the president far-reaching new powers, after a campaign marked by tensions between NATO’s only Muslim member-state and European partners.

The deep divisions at home were reflected in the unofficial result early Monday morning – 51.4 percent voted yes, 48.6 voted no. Of some 48.9 million valid votes cast (a turnout of around 85 percent), the difference between the camps was about 1.37 million votes, the state news agency Anadolu reported.

A majority of voters in Turkey’s three largest cities, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, voted “no.”

Also voting against the changes were Turks based in the United States, where of just over 20,000 Turkish voters, 83.2 percent voted “no.”

Those who voted yes expect Erdogan to make the Ottoman Empire Turkey great again.


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18 Responses to Turkey votes for dicatatorship

  1. notamobster says:

    They’ve all but shut down our “tip of the sword” at Incirlik, and sent most of our personnel packing.

    The Turkish people are largely secular and really enjoy their freedom… Or, did. Erdogan decided to go full 7 day shitters islamist and ruin his country. What a shame.

    The crossroads to human civilization has once again fallen to the savages.

  2. notamobster says:

    The urban Turks want a Hardline regime and the rural Turks just want to be left alone. “Country” must be world-wide…

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I think it is just the opposite. I think the urban voters voted against Erdogan.

      • notamobster says:

        I don’t know how I read that backwards. The simple low info voters voted for the strong man. That’s more like human nature.

        Seems America is the ONLY place where people vote for less from their government.

  3. notamobster says:

    I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea.

    He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.

    My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science.

    Every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men. ~Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

    He’s rolling in his grave.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      The Ataturk era is officially over.

      • notamobster says:

        Yep. It’s sad, too. He was a warrior and committed to a secular state. They were right on the doorstep of being legitimized as a civilized nation and now they’re going back to humping goats.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          The hope was Atarurk’s influence would bleed into the Islamic ruled nations, not the other way around.

          Erdogan is a textbook populist.

  4. sortawitte says:

    How sad and disappointing. Turkey was just about the only moslem country with a chance of moving out of the seventh century and into the 1800’s. Back to the drawing board.

    Several friends were stationed in Turkey during their military service. They all spoke of the bright eyes of children and an eagerness for education and a better life. They all spoke of the friendliness of the people to strangers and especially Americans.
    So sad.

  5. mr_bill says:

    I find myself rooting for the Greeks again.

    • notamobster says:

      I made some friends during my deployments there. It’s sad too see it come to this.

      • mr_bill says:

        Agreed, it’s sad. Turkey is a beautiful country and the Turks are largely a terrific people. I visited there once and I was thoroughly impressed by the people and the attitudes of most. Most Turks I met are secular people. Sure, there are minarets all over Istanbul, but the people dress in western clothing and they don’t care about the religious preferences of others. Heck, even Camel cigarettes in Turkey are “American Blend Tobacco.” Apparently, Turkish Blend Tobacco doesn’t sell nearly as well there.

  6. Greg says:

    I read elsewhere that he may go full blown SHARIA.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Biggest overhaul in Turkey’s modern history. Practically an enabling act.

    Trump Called Erdogan to Congratulate Him on Referendum Results

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Obama welcomed a democratically engineered Islamist takeover in Egypt.

      Trump welcomed a democratically engineered Islamist takeover in Turkey.

      And the beat goes on.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        I know. That’s not fair. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt never had the degree of totalitarian control that Erdogan has in Turkey. The Brotherhood were pikers by comparison.