What is Turkey Drastically Enlarging Their Army For?

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    They already have the largest army in the region. The largest muslim army. They have the 2nd largest army in NATO and their army is larger than France, German and Britian's combined. They have no enemies that are ready to invade. Yep that includes there MAJOR trading partner Israel (Trade between Israeli farms, Turkey booming amid diplomatic tensions)! They are under no threat of invasion. The Kurdish Freedom Fighters are a nusiance, but not close to anything that could take down the country or even a small city. They are boys with Iran! So in reality there is no DEFENSIVE reason to double the size of an already ginoreous army!

    Jew haters will of course say to threats by Israel or for the coming invasion and destruction of Israel. But I am not so sure. Trade is thriving between the two nations. If Ankara wanted an excuse to go to war with Israel they had it with the flotilla episode. Not to mention Ankara is preventing future flotillas.

    So what is the reason for this?:confused:

     
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    Probably to finish off the Kurds or go to war with someone.
     
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    Finishing off the Kurds would involve invading Kurdish region of Iraq! Would Iraq be cool with that? Maybe, but probably not!
     
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    I lived in Istanbul between 2000-2004, and I don't even have a wild guess. It's not like conscripting 500,000 more soldiers is going to stimulate defense spending that would in turn stimulate thier economy. Plus they're not threatened by any outside countries, and the PKK is no longer a real worthy threat....

    Weird?....
     
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    Turkey is planning on attacking all US Red States because those states are bona fide Christian States and after all, Turkey is MUSLIM and they want to destroy all Christians.
     
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    I see 2 motives for expanding their army:

    1. To get the unemployed off the street and into a regimented life-style. Expanding an army is a huge jobs creation program.

    2. To take advantage of the current unrest in the midle east, to invade everyone in the region and to reestablish the old Turkish empire.

    Anyone know anything about Turkish-Russian relations? Ultimately, Russia is still the BIG dog in the region.
     
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    I agree with this particular doper
     
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    With the unrest in the middle east (and elsewhere) and the current less than stellar outlook of the US Super power status, why wouldn't nations all throughout the world think about expanding their military?

    I know some people are pretending the world isn't changing, but it's a lie. Nations will be arming themselves and some will be going to war.
     
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    The Iraqis have let Turkey run missions with their Military in Northern Iraq before, even during Saddams times. The Arabs and Turks hate the Kurds, even if the Iraqis don't allow it they can still use that army to finish off the Kurds living in Turkey.
     
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    I like this reasoning. If other countries beefed up their militaries, perhaps we could finally stop playing World Police for a change. As we all know, we are broke and cannot even afford the police we need in our own cities, much less across the globe looking out for other peoples' interests.
     

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