Turkey’s great terror

The left-leaning U.S. magazine The Nation runs a piece written by American academic Juan Cole stating Erdogan has turned Turkey into a gulag state by branding millions of Turkish citizens as terrorists. Giving context for American readers, Cole says what Erdogan has done is the equivalent of the U.S. Republican Party gaining power by allying with evangelicals and then abruptly declaring all Southern Baptists to be terrorists. The analogy notes that Erdogan rose to power in an alliance with his now archrival Fethuallah Gulen, whose supporters have been branded as terrorists and rounded up in mass.

 

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