Last year in a post on this blog did I endorse Kemal Kilicdaroglu as the opposition candidate for president of Turkey in the 2023 presidential elections. Let me now provide a more nuanced position. I support the candidate that is best for Aliyah, that is my position. Before writing that blog post I was unaware that many Muslims would refrain from voting for Kilicdaroglu merely because he is an Alevi. After reading that, I bit my tongue. I still thought it would be ideal to have an Alevi president in Turkey but removing Erdogan from power is paramount and does not Ekrem Imamoglu have a better chance of beating Erdogan in the second round? And is Mansur Yavas really a reliable person considering his background in the MHP? Then of course there is the question of the military deep state (not to be confused with the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus) which may not look favorably at the prospect of 25% of Turkey’s population emigrating to Israel? So perhaps it is safer and yes even necessary to have an Alevi president to ensure that Bektashi Sabbateans and other Median Jews can emigrate to Israel?