Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,

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the purge in turkey

Erdogan's purge in Turkey is getting really heavy. He's talking about re-instituting the death penalty (which would absolutely end any hope for getting into the EU) - and now he's being threatned with suspension from NATO:

Tens of thousands of military officials, police, judges, governors and civil servants have been fired, detained or put under scrutiny — accused of having links to Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, who Turkey accuses of being behind the plot.

And it includes, in today's example, every dean in higher education.

This really gave Erdogan's paranoia the rocket-shot it needed(?) to go full-on authoritarian.

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Tags: political
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