December 12, 2013
Why Western Media Are Attacking Turkey
Ertan Aydin, Al Jazeera
The Associated Press
At the heyday of imperial orientalism countered by Muslim modernism, British governor Lord Cromer declared that "Islam Reformed is no longer Islam." Media orientalism seemed to believe that "democratic Muslims could no longer be Muslims", and eventually this led to a conviction that Turkey's conservative Muslims could never be good democrats. It is time to reflect on the politics of persistent assumptions.
TAGGED: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan