. . . I asked my Turkish barber this morning and part of what he, a Muslim, Father of three and nice man replied to me was . . .
Take the alcohol law. It consists of a ban of selling alcohol within the radius of Protected content from a Mosque. Beyond that point everyone can do as they please. What is wrong with that ?
Purchase of alcohol is permitted until 10 pm. In France, I've heard, it's 8 pm. Also England has restrictions in this regard. Every country has its own law on alcohol.
The reason for the enhancement ? Too many lethal accidents due to alcohol abuse.
He also took a stance on the Alawites and their reasoning to influence what's going on in Turkey . . . and the Police Power used during the Blockupy protests in Frankfurt last week-end. Compared with Blockupy Frankfurt Protected content .
Finally he mentioned that Erdogan has been re-elected twice and has initiated many changes over the years that resulted in a very strong economical power of Turkey now.