17 mai 2018

Erdogan and Turkey’s Elections

counterpunch.org

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0 When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a presidential and parliamentary election June 24—jumping the gun by more than a year—the outcome seemed foreordained: the country is under a state of emergency, Erdogan has imprisoned more than 50,000 of his opponents , dismissed 140,000 from their jobs, jailed a presidential candidate, and launched an attack on Syria’s Kurds, that is popular with most Turks. But Erdogan’s seemingly overwhelming [...]