Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] URGENT: Turkey: Stop police violence - allow the protests!
Date: Tue, June 4, 2013 8:05 am
I also found the stereotyping of the political situation troublesome. That has led me to try hard to assess "what is really going on."
I observe that the White House Summit on Mental Health engages confusion that besets U.S. efforts to set national policy. I can see that irrationalities (my effort to downgrade the 'stereotyping') trouble policy with regards Turkey ľand also with Israel.
I appreciate your effort to advocate "due diligence." In the client/survivor sense, the "fear opportunity" produces problematical choices forward.
ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"
I reacted to the description of the current "Islamist leaning" Turkish government. I also have a friend in the region who has met with Erdogan and his team and there's a distinction between people who practice Islam and the implication of "Islamist leaning". Erdogan is a practicing Muslim, but he's far from fundamentalist. I've heard much debate and rebuttal about the intentions of Erdogan regarding the role of religion in the country and his support of democratic institutions. I think people should do due diligence in researching him. People who are "secularists" in Turkey are very worried about the direction they believe Erdogan is taking. I've heard evidence that there's fear beyond what's been demonstrated.