But Turkish politics has its own rhythms, and Erdogan has his own priorities—and temperament. In response to the protests, he’s toughening his rhetoric and promising a crackdown.
Actually, Obama and Erdogan have similar approaches. Obama is just more constrained.
Both men have the certainty of their convictions because they are representing religious dogma. In Erdogan’s case, the religion is Islam. In Obama’s case, Marxism.
Both have long histories of lethal enmity toward liberty.