"to view the current shift within Turkey as an anomaly is a mistake"
October 6, 2016 8:00 AM   Subscribe

 
Erdogan still a favorite, by far, among voters
posted by Postroad at 8:17 AM on October 6, 2016


Didn't he jail a lot of his non-supporters after the failed coup?
posted by I-baLL at 9:19 AM on October 6, 2016


Just as a historical point of comparison : The Sivas massacre was an effort by Sunnis to kill Aziz Nesin along with Alevi artists and intellectuals.
posted by jeffburdges at 10:00 AM on October 6, 2016


Didn't he jail a lot of his non-supporters after the failed coup?

The purges since the coup attempt have been, as the BBC puts it, "staggering". But long before this summer, Erdo─čan/AKP had been firing and arresting police and military by the thousands. Remember too the tremendous number of journalists arrested or threatened, and how the government has permanently shut down many TV stations and newspapers that don't toe the party line.
posted by daveliepmann at 12:52 PM on October 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


I heard a thing on NPR the other day where they are walking back the coup arrests by the thousands. Apparently a bunch of the people arrested are needed to keep the place running.
posted by bukvich at 2:19 PM on October 6, 2016


This was wonderful, thanks!
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:34 PM on October 6, 2016


One of my favorite cities on earth. This was a lovely and fitting tribute.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 4:22 PM on October 7, 2016


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