We are told that Turkey is basically a Western country, welcome in NATO and to be welcomed into the EU. Its ruling AKP is led, we are assured, by "former Islamists", and is "Muslim Democrat" in the way that some European parties are Christian Democrat.
But in fact, as was reported on Crossing Continents this morning, the AKP government is going to enormous and vicious legal lengths to kill off the pork industry in Turkey.
The AKP is affiliated to the European People's Party. As are the Tories.