Freedom of the press has been one of the chief casualties of Erdoğan’s rule. He has confiscated newspapers, sued their editors, and imprisoned journalists. Reporters Without Frontiers ranks Turkey’s press freedom 151st (155 as of July ’17) in the world out of 180, below Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In the forthcoming year, as Erdoğan’s state of emergency and purge…
A sacked Turkish general, wanted in connection with a failed coup attempt in July, has told Reuters in an interview that the government’s purge of top commanders and pilots is inflicting deep long-term damage on the second-biggest army in NATO. Click the link to read the article in Reuters website.
Erdogan has purged the Turkish armed forces of at least 150 top commanders in response to this summer’s coup attempt.Many have been replaced by rapidly promoted officers more notable for an anti-western world view than military experience. Click the link to read the article. collective-insecurity
I am one of the Turkish officers purged while serving in NATO, nothing to do with the coup attempt. My individual losses are nothing compared with my country’s losses. Click the link to read the article in npr.org website. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/11/27/502999158/stark-choice-for-natos-turkish-officers-arrests-at-home-limbo-in-europe