Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Turkey

Torture in the wake of the failed coup

1. If the coup succeeded, I think, the military would have done as much or probably more.
2. Now even the progressive opposition in Turkey is being subjected to brutal repression.
3. The main Western powers were late in condemning the coup. Russia and Iran, for their own strategical interests, were among the first to come against the coup. That was one of the elements which drove Erdogan to heal Turkey's relations with Russia.

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