Slide into tyranny…

The imposition of a three month state of emergency in Turkey, together with Ankara’s announcement yesterday that is suspending its participation in the European Convention on Human Rights, will intensify concerns about the increasingly autocratic style of government pursued by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of last week’s failed military coup. Having narrowly avoided assassination – at least, according to reports in the Turkish media – after rebel Turkish pilots failed to shoot down his president jet, Mr Erdogan has lost no time seeking vengeance against those deemed to be his political opponents.


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