Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Burhan Ozbilici/AP

There Are No Checks and Balances in Turkey, There's Only Erdogan, Israeli Expert Explains

Erdogan’s Turkey isn’t different from the secular country of the '80s, says Israeli scholar Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak. And the president, he suggests, knew about the 2016 coup attempt and allowed it to go ahead in order to crush the army’s top brass

As an Israeli Turkish studies scholar, you have the added advantage of having been born and raised in Turkey, and you’ve also retained your Turkish citizenship.

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