"There are elections in Turkey on Sunday, and barring a last minute miracle, they're a disaster in the making. The AKP party seems poised to ride to victory and continue the Islamization of Turkey and the repression of dissent. Barry Rubin explains.
If the regime gets a big enough majority it will rewrite the Turkish constitution. Turkey, as we have known it, a secular democratic state since the 1920s, will no longer exist. Of course, not everything will be obvious and happen overnight, but the repression we have already seen will increase. The courts, the armed forces, and other institutions will be taken over by this Islamist government."
Read the rest here: http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2011/06/us-government-cheers-as-turkey-may-go.html
Addendum: Wikileaks report on Turkey: http://www.gloria-center.org/meria/2011/03/altiparmak.html