Turkey,like most nations in the Middle East includes people of various ethnic and religious backgrounds. It is currently led by President Recep Erdogan who leads a Muslim centered Justice and Development Party which seeks to impose greater religious controls in the country. Orhan Pamuk, a Nobel prize winner expressed the views of Turks who oppose the installation of a central government that would stifle freedom. “The electoral defeat enraged Erdogan(his party lost its majority in the legislature. He didn’t succeed in persuading the Kurds to give him their votes for his plan to create a presidential republic.”
Erdogan has aroused hatred of Kurds as the path to gain political power. Suicide bombers recently murdered over a hundred people, and he is using this tragedy as a means of arousing hate, hate against any group, just hate to retain power.