Turkey is highly earthquake prone. Modern Turkey created by the breakup of the Ottoman Empire which sided with the Germans in WWI and defeated a poorly planned British landing at Gallopolli in WWI. Modern Turkey is also a member of NATO the only majority Islamic state to be included in that alliance. An alliance from which the USA should have withdrawn in the Clinton Administration.
For the third time an election in Turkey has delivered a government that has a new approach to both civil/military relations and state/ church relations. Attaturk (Mustafa Kemel) that became the leader and creator of modern Turkey is long dead but still reveered and his contributions still provide the parameters for modern Turkey. The rejection of ATTATUK’s reforms would be not just a large earthquake for Turkey but for the world. Discussed in depth in Professor Paul Kennedy’s book concerning nation-states crucial to how the 21st Century develops, TURKEY’s AKH party (that won the election of a majority for the third time) has announced its intention to rewrite the Turkish Constitution (current version stems from early 80’s).
This will be an important event in not just Turkish but world history and many important impacts could occur on world events depending on the outcome.