Today is one of those days when the questions are more striking than the answers.
Do I write about the dithering Turkish Central Bank that finally overcame its indecision and did the inevitable, albeit too late and too dramatic? Did it or did it not pay heed at the end to the interest rate lobbies?
Who is this pesky Hungarian George Soros anyway? Could his real name be Gevorg, by any chance?
What did the Prime Minister mean when he said he had other plans if the Central Bank’s bitter medicine didn’t work? Didn’t he mention having something unusual under his sleeve, something tried and tested before- elsewhere? Where is “elsewhere”? Are we now turning to the east, towards the South China Seas again? Could it be the same exotic kingdom that had inspired our Foreign Minister’s trouble free policies before?
Is it a good place where no sinister Jewish lobbyists are allowed to exist?
Can we get rid of some of our own plotters and send them there for re-education?
If the Kingdom doesn’t want them, can we put them all in one hall and scare them with a hologram, instead?
After the friendly welcome in Brussels, weren’t we back on track with the West? Didn’t we put our engagement rings back on our fingers? If so, which planet did Monsieur Hollande came from?
When did we start feeling “at home”, warm and cosy with Iran again?
Since my last post, what else did I miss?
Which foes have become the bosom friends, which old comrades have fallen from grace?
Who cursed whom?
Which side has scored better? The bananas or the pineapple-lovers? Is there a more fashionable fruit we should be talking about anyway?
Have I neglected to check up-to- date list of the betrayal today? Who else has joined the long line of traitors?
What is the latest score in sackings and exiles? Of policemen, judges, prosecutors?
Who listened to whom? Where is the next leak coming from? What did they learn from tapping the President? God forbid, is he called Apo by his wife at home?
What else has been thrown into the latest sack of legislation while we were pre-occupied with rising inflation, the next credit payment and Justin Bieber?
After the journalists, bloggers, twitters, doctors and scholars, who is next in line to be muzzled? To be put in their place?
As my fellow twitterer @kibriskarabekir put it brilliantly yesterday , has Turkey become “a country where, without government permission, judges cannot judge, police cannot arrest, doctors cannot cure and professors cannot talk”?
What do you think? Am I going crazy or are we all becoming insane?
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