Erdogan Is Remaking Turkey in His Own Image

The Turkish president’s widening diktat is turning the country into a police state fashioned in his image – and he’s counting on the June 7 elections to let him finish the job.

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ISTANBUL – Some 20 years ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Democracy, for us, is a train you get off once you reach your destination.” It seems his train is now approaching its destination: Erdoganland.