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Turkish Military : Coup d'état in Ankara, Instanbul

Both of the main bridges in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been closed by security forces, reports say. Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, but no reasons have been given.There are also reports of military aircraft flying over the capital Ankara, with gunshots heard.It is unclear if the events are related and there has been... Read more

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Erdogan's  Regime as Competitive Authoritarianism

Turkey, which connects Europe and Asia, has a mentality more similar to that of Asia. Instead of adopting the democracy of the West, which is full of liberties, it has retained the “deficiency” of the Third World. As a result, it is a country where several Human Rights are violated.When we look at the history of Turkey – after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire – we can see a few mil... Read more

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