This is not new, but it’s revealing that the Tundra Tabloids has been right all along in labeling the Turkish government as funda-Muslim. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to reinstate the empire of the Ottomans with a caliphate if possible, all he needs to do is declare the OIC’s Turkish presidency the de facto ruler of Islam.
That’s not to say it would happen now, or even be successful, but what a buzz it would generate. The Turks would spin it as taking control of an out of control Islamic ummah, and thus win applauds from those in the West who would prefer to deal with a Turkish Vatican. KGS
Diplomatic Cables Reveal US Doubts about Turkey’s Government
US President Barack Obama with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the recent G-20 summit in Seoul: The diplomatic cables reveal that US diplomats have grave doubts about Turkey’s dependability.
The leaked diplomatic cables reveal that US diplomats are skeptical about Turkey’s dependability as a partner. The leadership in Ankara is depicted as divided and permeated by Islamists.
US diplomats have grave doubts about Turkey’s dependability. Secret or confidential cables from the US Embassy in Ankara describe Islamist tendencies in the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The US diplomats’ verdict on the NATO partner with the second biggest army in the alliance is devastating. The Turkish leadership is depicted as divided, and Erdogan’s advisers, as well as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, are portrayed as having little understanding of politics beyond Ankara.
The Americans are also worried about Davutoglu’s alleged neo-Ottoman visions. US diplomats quote one high-ranking government adviser as saying that Davutoglu would use his Islamist influence on Erdogan, describing him as “exceptionally dangerous.” According to the US document, another adviser to the ruling AKP party remarked, probably ironically, that Turkey wanted “to take back Andalusia and avenge the defeat at the siege of Vienna in 1683.”
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