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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Postmodern theories suggest that there are no facts, but only “competing narratives.”
The early 1990s supposedly marked the end of many things: the end of communism, nation-states, ideology and even the end of history and politics.
The life and times of the so-called 'new Turkey' under the AKP rule has been so short that all those analyses based on the 'democratic potential' of a rising moderate Islamic political power proved to be a disastrous delusion
At all times of distress, conspiracy theories are there to provide some comfort to confused minds.
Under different circumstances, it would be a sign of great hope to witness an alliance between the AKP and the Kurdish political movement
We should not dismiss the reality behind the recent crises in Turkey as a simple matter of corruption, or a big fight hidden (that could not be hidden anymore) behind it.
What we are witnessing nowadays deserves to be called a profound 'scandal' rather than political crises, or a political scandal which has turned into major political crises in Turkey
“Let it be late rather than difficult,” a Turkish saying goes. I always thought that the opposite was more helpful in solving problems, that we should let it be difficult rather than late.
Turkey is like a sinking ship nowadays as the recent grand corruption probe led to political, social, economic and indeed moral crises.
One of the major issues of the coming decades is going to be the “crises of majoritarian democracies”