Rather than speak up for those targeted by the ongoing arbitrary and excessive post-coup purges of the media, business, academia and local government, Turkey’s main opposition party allowed itself to be co-opted by Erdogan.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey's president says Washington has 'no excuse' for not extraditing the U.S.-based Muslim cleric, who denies Ankara's claim that he staged July's failed coup.
Yes, journalists in Turkey are being persecuted by the Erdogan regime, but maybe those journalists ought to stick up for colleagues linked to Fethullah Gulen.
Ahmet Budak's killing comes two days after militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party wounded 50 people in a car bombing in a nearby city.
Turkey blames members of Gulen's religious movement for the failed putsch two months ago.
Elected officials all members of opposition Peoples' Democratic Party, which decried move as 'administrative coup.' U.S. embassy voices concern, urges respect for right to peaceful protest.
Turkey's Erdogan Announces 'Largest Operation in History' Against Kurds, as 11,000 Teachers Suspended
Crackdown against Kurdish affiliates comes amid separate operations against suspected followers of cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Military officials from the United States and Russia, which back opposite sides in Syria's five-year war, have been meeting for weeks to try to work on terms of a ceasefire.
Turkish authorities close 15 universities and around 1,000 secondary schools linked to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for the attempted putsch.
Since the abortive coup, some 35,000 people have been detained for questioning and over 17,000 of them have been formally arrested, including soldiers, police and judges.