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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Is Turkey Following Pakistan's Descent Into Islamization?: Erdogan's power grab recalls Pakistan's military dictator, Zia ul-Haq


By CNBC, Aug 09, 2016 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's oppressive response to July's failed coup attempt – in which he sacked thousands of government officials and journalists in a sweeping purge – threatens to drive the nominally secular Turkish state further down the path of Islamist totalitarianism. To observers of international affairs, the path is reminiscent of the one traversed almost 40 years ago by another key U.S. ally and strategic partner in the war against terror: Pakistan.

Striking similarities are revealing themselves between the growing authoritarian behavior – bordering on paranoia – of Erdogan and Pakistan's military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, who ruled the country for 11 years, from his declaration of martial law in 1977 to his death in 1988.


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