By Panayiotis Alimisis
The political game which Tayip Erdogan chooses to play in Turkey and the greater eastern Mediterranean, becomes day by day very dangerous not only for his country itself, but also for the rest of the region. Following the steps -more or less- of successive governments since the modern Turkish state founded in 1923, Ankara is acting often as a totalitarian regime. Erdogan himself, a pure islamo-nationalist, uses unpleasant methods to establish an absolute power and mind control, especially after the unsuccessful coup attempt last year. After the recent and victorious –for him- referendum, he feels confident and ready to «bring to life» his own view of social and political transformation, which is nothing else but to spread a neo-ottoman ideology, and finally, to upgrade himself as the new «Kemal Ataturk».
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