Turkish snub changes Middle East game
Asia Times Online / M K Bhadrakumar
03-Feb-2009 (one comment)

There are different ways of looking at the Justice and Democratic Party, or AKP, which rules Turkey. Militant secularists and Kemalists allege it is a Trojan horse of Salafists whose members masquerade as democrats. Others say the AKP is so extremely moderate that it might get ostracized as infidel if it were transplanted to Iran or Afghanistan. But it appears there could be a third way - looking at the AKP as a progeny of the 30-year-old Iranian revolution. At least, that is how Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri thinks. He is one of Iran's senior clerics, used to be a speaker of the Majlis (parliament) and now holds the exalted position of advisor to Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Sorry to disappoint agha OStaad!

by Sawwy (not verified) on

But Turkey is not Iran and Thank God not run by a bunch of foolish ideologues.

Turkey has not cut off its relationship with Israel and from the looks of it, it never will!!