Bhurishrava wrote:IMHO, it will be a very very long time before Turkey finds anything against ISIS or its types. Islamism in Turkey is now deeply rooted. Nothing else explains the rise of Erdogan.
AKP and ISIS are ideological allies.
The above comment nicely captures the current scenario in Turkey. the following report is a nice compilation of how Turks are embracing IS ideology. Some highlights from the Governing party actions -
i. Men and women holding hands during dance is adultery
ii. number of employees in Diyanet (Religious Affairs Directorate) has doubled in 10 years
iii. Diyanet's writ is extending to other ministries - like Family and Social Services
iv. 25 imams are hired in Government service while terminating the positions for 37 psychologists and 37 child education experts
v. Skyrocketing cases of paedophilia and the Govt. is hiring imams to deal with it.
vi. Diyanet is providing spiritual support services as part of the Turkish Family support policy
vii. Diyanet only providing services to the Sunni majority
viii. autistic students enrolled for religious classes
ix. Govt. following a One religion, One Nation policy, Alevis, Shias and Atheists de-recognized.
x. Scientific education discouraged, more imams than teachers
Please do read in full - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... again.html
P.S. Such insightful reports on Turkey are now really hard to come by - as most domestic media has strangulated.