About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the United States. This is a strange record for a nation that consistently justifies its sweeping foreign interventions as aimed at “promoting democracy” and “thwarting evil dictatorships.”
Erdogan’s purge took a dark turn when the Erdoğan government moved beyond ferreting out coup supporters in the military. Soldiers, police, judges, civil servants, teachers, and others—over 60,000 people so far—have been suspended, terminated, or detained, and a putatively temporary prohibition on international travel for all academics is now in effect.
(ANTIMEDIA) Turkey — A totalitarian crackdown of epic proportions is underway in Turkey following a failed military coup attempt—itself the subject of conjecture across social and news media to have presented the prime opportunity for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to