June 20, 2013

In Turkey, Democracy vs. Liberty

Ralph Peters, New York Post

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With the very best intentions, we got it wrong. By elevating the establishment of democracy above all other priorities in states beyond Europe, we got elections — then had to watch freedom suffer.

The roads to Tahrir, Taksim and Red Squares have been paved with good intentions, but led to the oppression of those who shared our values.

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TAGGED: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Democracy

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