The nation of Turkey each day slides ever closer to a semi autocratic society in which President Recep Erdogan rules the roost and no one dares to question his decisions. Ironically, Erdogan attained power because most Turks were tired of being ruled by generals. He crushed the power of these military leaders and offered a new road to democracy. But, once in power, like so many other tin pot rulers, the man of last year decided to consolidate his authority and impose a new version of democracy. In his early days, Erdogan was a moderate Muslim, but even this has changed and creeping Muslim religion is slowly working its way through education systems.
The Turkish government has announced it is investigating a set of horrible terrorist actions that include, planting trees, inflating balloons, and dancing the halay, a traditional folk dance, that were done without official permission. Some of the balloons were placed on poles near the literature faculty of a university. What next, clowns in the streets–without official permission??