Sun, Feb 13, 2011 | The Rubin Report | By Barry Rubin
Turkish Regime Sees Egypt Revolution as Opportunity for Repression and Islamism
While all eyes are on Egypt, Turkish regime policy during this time is worth mentioning. The Turkish government has pressed for more Islamization in Turkey and the strengthening of the Muslim Brotherhood there. It even combined with Iran’s ally Syria — a far worse dictatorship than Mubarak’s — in offering advice on democracy.
Whatever happens in Egypt, the Islamist forces are on the march in the rest of the region. And contrary to what some in the West seem to think, they definitely do not view events in Egypt as a setback for them.