It depends on what you mean
by revolution. If you mean that Turkey goes all out Islamist, that won't
happen; the Army will step in and squelch it. There are a couple of reasons why
the army are holding back at the moment.
Firstly, the EU would be
unhappy with a military takeover, even though it would be temporary.
Secondly, the AKP, though it
has an Islamist agenda, is being careful to try to make gradual changes.
What you must realise is
that the secular state was Ataturks great achievement and that the army is
tasked with ensuring that it remains a secular state. In Turkey, Ataturk is
revered as almost a demigod; I have never entered a building, private home,
shop or office that did not have a picture of him on the wall. Mention his name
and the response is reverent. If it got to the point where the army felt it had
to step in, the majority of Turks would support them.
As someone with a vested
interest in Turkish stability, ( a $200,000 investment) I would support the
By the way, I am English.
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