Opportunity Erdogan wasted

The future of our already-fragile democracy does not look bright at all. We are talking about a government that has waged war on the Constitutional Court, accusing it of being anti-government.

Certainly this is not a problem for the segment of society that voted for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which liked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s angry, hateful and polarizing words. However, it is also impossible for this segment not to be affected by the recent words of President Abdullah Gul, who said, “The accepted qualities of good governance, such as the rule of law, transparency and accountability, are our native values.” Only those who walk the path to which Gul points can prove that Islam and modern democracy can exist in harmony. But let alone proving that Islam and democracy are not at odds, we are starting to lose our own democracy. This is an opportunity wasted, not only for Erdogan, in terms of his place in history, but also for Turkey, the Middle East and the world.