Παρασκευή, 2 Αυγούστου 2013

In Turkey, Critics of Erdogan’s Government Claim Familiar Pattern of Reprisal

The fallout from the June protests in Turkey is settling into a growing pattern of reprisal against those dissenting against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, critics of his government say. But that pattern may be backfiring, as it is fueling further discontent among Erdogan’s opponents and bolstering their ranks with some of his former supporters.
Among the newly disenchanted is the prominent scholar Ihsan Dagi. The “new Turkey,” which Erdogan championed on coming to power, and which Dagi tried to understand and explain, has become “old,” the scholar wrote in his farewell note as editor of Insight Turkey, a quarterly review he had headed for more than five years. A professor at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University, Dagi is also stepping down from SETA, the progovernment think tank that publishes the journal.


Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/07/30/in-turkey-critics-of-erdogans-government-claim-familiar-pattern-of-reprisal/#ixzz2aqO4w3Qm

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