May 16 2012
Before Turkey’s ‘liberal’ Islamism could soften radical Islamism signs have emerged to suggest the opposite has happened. Expecting Turkey to play the role model for ‘Fortress Islam’ is like expecting the chief rabbi of Berlin to convince Adolf Hitler to give peace a chance.
BURAK BEKDİL [email protected] Burak Bekdil lives in Ankara and writes among others for the Hürriyet Daily News. He is one of Turkey’s most outspoken commentators and critics of internal developments and foreign policy