Repression in Turkey

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Wikipedia is now blocked in Turkey> This is in case it reveals some facts that President Erodgan wishes were not true.

The crackdown on free expression in Turkey is disturbing. Turkey was never superb at free speech but it used to be much better than it is now.

Dozens of jounralists have been charged with terrorist offences and bank robberies. One of them is a 71 year old editor. It is odd that he was a law abiding journalist all his life and at the age of 71 suddenly started robbing banks. Turkish human rights activists abroad have been charged with terrorism in Turkey.

Army officers who are not outspokenly pro Erdogan risk being accused of participation in the coup d’etat. This is even if they were under sedation at the time as one was due to being in an operation on the day.

 

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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