Domestic Politics of Turkey

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    Domestic politics in Turkey is very complex.
    STRATFOR has published 17 pages PDF Report on this issue.
    http://web.stratfor.com/images/writers/TURKEY_POWER_STRUGGLE.pdf?fn=2716327513

    It covers power battles fought by major groups over
    # Education
    # Security
    # Media
    # Business
    # Foreign Policy
    # Judiciary

    In my view the report is factual, but the report does not cover all issues that happen in Turkey. The report is limited about power battle of 3 groups on above mentioned subjects. The report follows an analysis from the Islam perspective.

    A major force, the Nationalists, is not covered by Stratfor. Subjects about questions on unitarian nature of Identity, redefinition of citizenship in constitution and nation-state charachter of State structure are not covered. Those are also big issues in Turkey.
    Probably Stratfor did not cover those subjects as the outcome is not going to effect the periphery of Turkey. Yet, for Turks this is also a major issue in daily political agenda.
     
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    Are you talking to yourself again?
     
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    From the report:

    All of them speaking Turkish and indoctrinated with being good Muslims like their brothers and sisters from Anatolia. The Gulen Movement is civil society, the State has nothing to do with their universities and schools abroad. And the counter-schools and universities from the State anyway have no chance against competing with the Gulen education. The Gulen's have more money then the Education Ministry.

    The State has its own "religious schools" called Imam Hatip schools aimed for the conservative families.
    Those schools will be introduced in Pakistan, Russia and Indonesia.
    We make them all good Muslims by exporting Soft Power.
    As you see, domestic developments in Turkey also influences its periphery.


    LINK:Muslim world turns to Turkish model of education | GlobalPost
    LINK:Turkey's Religious Schools Being Used as Model to Fight Islamic Extremism | Europe | English
    LINK:Imam-hatip schools in demand for export
     
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    Deputy of Directorate for Religious Affairs in Turkey (running 80.000 mosques and Imam-Hatip schools):

    LINK:Turkey's Islamic education model draws worldwide attention

    But the thread is much more then that. It's only a fraction of domestic politics in Turkey.
    Why don't you read the Report from 1st post?
     
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    Time.com
    The Turkish Imam and His Global Educational Mission
    Read more: Turkish Imam Gulen's School Movement: Modern Islam? - TIME

    Muslims do zakat. Giving alms.
    Zakat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The new-wealthies from Anatolian business-community give their zakat to organizations like Gulen.
     
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    Nothing.
    Turkish schools in Pakistan.
    Turkish General given president-protocoll by Pakistan President.

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    Yep talking to yourself again.
     
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    At least I talk about progress and ascendance.
    If I've time in between I will let you know, so you can have a shoulder to cry on about your mortgage.
     

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