Erdogan Purges 60,000 Positions After Failed Coup, Shifting Turkey Into Totalitarianism

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 consolidate power by purging dissenters. But that purge took a dark turn when

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Missed Chance To ‘End Dictatorship’ As Erdogan Claims Victory In Turkey

“I’m horrified,” said one young voter in Instanbul. “I don’t want to live in this country anymore because I don’t know what is awaiting us.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands at the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Republic Day in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Amid the backdrop of intensifying war in neighboring Syria and increasing political tensions internally, voters in Turkey devastated the hopes of moderate and progressive reformers—some of whom clashed with riot police on Sunday—as news spread the nation's much-maligned rightwing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had reclaimed power as his Justice and

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Is Dead

Although official reports say King Abdullah died at age 90 or 91, cables made public by Wikileaks state that he was born in 1916, making him 98 or 99 years old.

Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, June 27, 2014. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter said in a statement carried

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Daughter Of Cuban Revolutionary Che Guevara: “The West Has No Idea What A Dictatorship Is”

In a recent interview, the daughter of Che Guevara explained how the West deliberately frames revolutionary governments as dictatorships. Noting Cuba as an example, she asked, “What kind of a dictator wants his people to be healthy and have free education?”

Cuba Che Guevara Diary

In a recent interview with Russia Today, Aleida Guevara, daughter of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, expounded upon how the West construes revolutionary governments as dictatorships, manipulating these governments’ aims and purposes. Her explanation of the West’s imparted definition of dictatorship applies to the Cuban Revolution,

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Former Ford Executives Indicted For Human Rights Abuses In Argentina

The executives of the automaker have been charged with helping officials abduct workers during the country’s “dirty war” of the 1970s and 1980s.

Three former executives of US automaker Ford's Argentina unit have been charged with helping officials abduct 24 workers during the country's "dirty war" of the 1970s and 1980s. The three men — Ford Argentina's former head of manufacturing Pedro Muller, human resources chief Guillermo Galarraga and security manager Hector Francisco Jesus

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