Who Makes Policy Campaign 2016 Edition

Erdogan’s Crackdown

Turkey was once the example of a modern Middle Eastern state. A secular country that was pro-West and eager to enter the EU. However, since July’s coup attempt, President Erdogan has cracked down on journalists, teachers, and opposition parties. Thousands have been jailed and now Erdogan is positioning himself for a power grab that will keep him in power until at least 2029. He was been leading the country for 14 years now and shows no signs of relinquishing anytime soon. This WSJ article details Turkey’s shift and the impact it could have on regional stability.

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