Understanding the Sabbateans

While the Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus in Turkey is controlled by members of the Sabbatean subdenomination of Bektashism (one of nine denominations of core Median Judaism) is there no question that the Derin Devlet also effectively controls the Sabbatean community. No researchers obviously have access to the Sabbatean community other than ifContinue reading “Understanding the Sabbateans”

Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry

Prior to the historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry were the remnants of Median Judaism around the world viewed with certain scepticism by official Israel. Scholars have even in recent years begun to claim that similarities with rabbinic Judaism are pure coincidence.  However, the rediscovery of core Median Jewry and the seven denominations of coreContinue reading “Israel’s Strategic Dilemma vis-a-vis Core Median Jewry”

The Kemalist Politics of Turkey

Turkey has a complex political system just under the surface. The two main forces are the Crypto-Sabbatean Derin Devlet (Turkish for ‘Deep State’) and the Muslim Brotherhood Crypto-Islamist AKP. Turkey has been characterized by undercover intelligence warfare since 2003, indeed intense power struggle between the two camps which both purport to be so-called “Kemalists”. InContinue reading “The Kemalist Politics of Turkey”

Liberalization without Suppressing Religion

Secularism in Turkey and Iran during the 20th century was anti-religious in actively trying to limit the extent of religion in society. This led to a backlash in Islamists coming to power. The secularization policies of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi were in this sense clearly counterproductive. However, their respective heritage remains aliveContinue reading “Liberalization without Suppressing Religion”