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Basking In The Shadows Of The Ottoman Era
Posted by BFP Staff on Feb 1, 2018 at 09:28 AM
The Ottoman Empire will always be remembered by its last infamous chapter—the genocide of the Armenian people.
By Alon Ben-Meir
It is hard to fathom why Turkey’s President Erdogan, who embarked on the most impressive social, political, and economic reforms during his first ten years in office, turned around and systematically destroyed all that he had achieved. In doing so, he transformed the country into a police state where Islamic nationalism runs supreme.
It is no secret that Erdogan is an ambitious man who aspires to become the leader of the Sunni Muslim world and dreams of restoring the “glory” of the Ottoman Empire. He is sparing no efforts to extend Turkey’s wings over countries that he can manipulate and exploit in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
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