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It is not similar but it is very can parable in the sense that and most of the countries of the Arab Spring.
That was no democracy before there were no real political bodies vying for.
-- -- in Egypt and Libya in Tunisia and of course in Syria and Turkey there where political bodies but the comparison is that.
In power and circuit today you have an Islamist government as in Egypt as in Tunisia and possibly as in Libya and that government.
Wants to gradually impose -- -- very vision of an Islamic country better graduate in Turkey and civil society now has found that pressure and that rising and -- -- The protests are continuing in and symbol and we've had a lot of back and forth with the government there the prime minister today meeting with protesters making some concessions but.
It's kind of from Leland that -- report that that was not enough as you look at some of the pictures still continuing out of Turkey.
Charles what about this.
It's a big deal because historically the government interrogators Islamist government is the model that the -- -- would like to imagine.
He's the answer to the rise of -- -- The other answer is Iran which is the authoritarian totalitarian.
Extreme and radical -- everybody says that's not what we want these countries to go.
Prisoners in Egypt and Tunisia we'd rather them end -- -- they're going to be run by -- by a Turkish like government but the problem is and the reason people on the streets.
It is not what it appears in Turkey have Islamist government that is extremely authoritarian it started out elected started -- like a democracy.
But like platoon in Russia who was also elected and dismantled all the instruments have democracy it's becoming -- -- authoritarian.
There are more journalists in jail until you've been there on China.
-- years and he's he's had trumped up charges against opponents in the military.
It judiciary Accenture.
The reason this is a different uprising and then the ones in Egypt and elsewhere.
There's an uprising by people against the Islamist government the winds.
In the Arab world were against secular dictators with the islamists waiting in the wing and grabbing power.
Here it's anti Islamist does that the first since the one in 2009 and Iran.
But it looks as if the governments in no mood to have any compromise.
To someone about the administration president weighing in here and he's talked about a lot of other hotspots around the world including all the -- you talk about Egypt.
He hasn't talked about this.
Yeah and it's been something that's been on the radar for awhile I think anybody who's followed that it's it's just an enormous tragedy because -- -- -- very westernized.
Country really for that region and I think you know it's and what happens there is very important.
I don't know how much president can do -- I mean in reality is.
Democratic elected islamists.
Typically don't stay very democratic very long so.
You know the only hope is that perhaps there's an election next year that somehow there isn't it a legitimate election and that somebody who isn't -- islamists is elected but.
-- -- as -- -- -- power it's only going to get worse take a listen to the prime minister today.
-- -- -- -- I -- immediately -- urged the young people quite believe are there with sincere feelings.
To put an end to this protest.
And I call on those who insist on continuing.
This is over we won't put up with this any longer.
Births -- one that Turkish Prime Minister.
Talking saying we won't put up.
With any of -- why don't think they've done much putting up with it thus far.
And you know hit his acknowledging that they might have some sincere feelings I guess is some small step in the right direction but look at look at the way that he has operated.
Over the past two weeks in a sense it's the way that he's been operating against -- -- -- with the imprisonment of journalists and political opponents.
For years some people were surprise -- everyone would do this I think.
I'm not surprised that it's in him to do this it's just surprising he's doing it's so open in at least in the past -- a little bit subtle about it.
I think we ought to be speaking I think we are we speaking on the side of the protesters even if it's -- democratically elected government.
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