state repression include tactics such as excessive fining of independent
organisations on the basis of questionable audits, and attacking organisations
in the state media. Then there is state co-option.
A critical engagement with the question of the ‘right’
relationship between religion and politics, would immensely benefit analysis of
the events in Turkey, as well as future European political decision-making.
When the west has monopolized everything
signifying success, beauty, veracity, rationality, humanity, history –
everything positive on this earth, what remains for those to become who feel wounded by the west?