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When Populism Backlashes

Populism is a hot gun. Sometimes popular leaders, push the button of populism to the extreme, and through fantastic parodies climb up to the top of the populism scale. Mr. Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, is one who likes walking on the razor’s edge of populist politics. He likes to play to the masses, and pleases them through interesting participations. The incident we see nearby took place in the Bayrampasa City Park, where Mr. Erdogan tried to ride a horse, who then refused to be used as show instrument, or disturbed by the demonic loudness and flashes. Luckily Mr. Erdogan did not have major injuries, but it was of course unhappy to see him suffering on the ground in pain.  I asked my self, did you have to do this thing? I mean what on the earth is a prime minister who has no experience with horses, doing on a horse? Yeah as said, populism can backlashes and indeed violently.


May 23, 2008 - Posted by | Turkish daily, Turkish Politics

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