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We Must Open Our Eyes To The Kurds’ Oppression
With each passing day, Turkey looks ever more like a dictatorship. Not only has the British government remained silent but it colludes in this betrayal of democracy by selling Erdogan weapons, writes STEVE SWEENEY - Morning Star, 7 November 2016
IT HAS been a tumultuous week in Turkish politics from the announcement of plans to reintroduce the death penalty to the arrests of pro-Kurdish opposition politicians.
It is possible that an escalating civil war will ensue as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to tighten his stranglehold in an attempt to secure the constitutional change necessary to rule by presidential decree.
The failed coup on July 15 gave Erdogan the green light to go on the offensive as arrests and detentions of government workers, journalists and opposition voices escalated.
Access to the internet and social media in Turkey was blocked by throttling — a method of slowing certain websites to the point where they are unusable.
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