Sunday, July 17, 2016

Only someone from a Western NGO would come up with this dumb comment about Turkey

"Most of the people who went out in the streets to oppose the coup d’état did not use democratic language,” said Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, the director of the Ankara office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a research organization."  What on earth does that mean? What is "democratic language"?  How does one judge democratic language?  I am no fan of either Erdogan or the coup people in Turkey but to invoke such a litmus test seems rather excessive.  Did the people who went against the coup in the former Soviet Union in 1991 speak "democratic language"? They didn't and yet they were cheered vociferously in all Western capitals.  Special judgment is reserved for people in Muslim lands, especially if the government is not fully approved by Western governments.