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There is going to be some kind of incident at this rate. The questions is what will it lead to... how far are the Turks willing to go? And how much will Tsipra rise to the occasion? 

Its going to be a tense, tense future in store and it may cost lives. 

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I sense that Erdogan will become more aggressive if he wins the referendum for expanded presidential powers, and in addition the increasing friction between Europe and Turkey will make him more nationalistic since it's not in the cards Turkey will join the EU any time soon.

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I couldn't find an actual topic of Turkey, but I have learned today that Recep Tayyip Erdogan now has full executive power after the Turkish voters vote YES 51.4% to NO 48.6%. This will hurt Turkey's democracy in a major way. 

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Thanks for the heads up.  I didn’t know about this.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  After all, Erdogan had the balls to shoot done a Russian fighter jet in Syria.  If he’s not afraid of Putin I doubt Tsipras will have him quaking in his boots.

Still, trying to look at this objectively, it sounds like it’s just a case of Erdogan doing his sums and calculating that this will make him look tough domestically and at the same time figuring that the probability of Greece retaliating is virtually nil.

I don’t know much about Erdogan but he does seem to be shrewd.  At least in so far as knowing how far to push without being pushed back and at the same time coming out looking like a tough guy to his people.

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