Let's not overlook Istanbul's potential. It has A. Violent civil unrest and B. A conservative Muslim culture that thinks female athletes are whores
Prime Minister Erdogan, fresh from defeating another telekinesis plot by the Deep State, locking up most of his army and half the reporters in Turkey for plotting to overthrow him and terrorizing his own people in Gezi, strutted out with a serious case of sour grapes.
The choice of Tokyo instead of Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic Games was unfair and meant the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was turning its back on the Muslim world, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Monday.
“Both Tokyo and Madrid have hosted the games before; Istanbul hasn’t. It hasn’t been fair,” Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media. “In a way, they are cutting ties with the 1.5-billion-people Muslim world.”
Erdogan really is starting to think of himself as a sultan speaking on behalf of the whole Muslim world.
"If the Games would have been hosted in a Muslim country for the very first time, it would give hope for an alliance of civilizations in a region striving for peace," Erdogan said. "But obviously, Istanbul's potential was not taken into consideration and Tokyo was the winner.
Wait... striving for peace?
Erdogan picked a fight with Israel and is pushing a war in Syria.
But let's not overlook Istanbul's potential.
A. Violent civil unrest
B. A conservative Muslim culture that thinks female athletes are whores
C. A war next door
D. The murder rate for women in Turkey increased 1400 percent
E. Erdogan trying to ban liquor
I can't imagine why the IOC didn't pick Turkey. Half the female athletes could have been murdered and Erdogan could have put on his best Hitler pose while using the ceremonies to promote his war with Syria.