Erdogan orders massive arrests after Coup bid in Turkey

M G Singh By M G Singh, 21st Jul 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Turkey is in ferment with the government ordering a massive purge, arrest, suspension of people remotely suspected to be involved in the coup.

Erdogan and the coup

Turkey is in a state of ferment in the aftermath of the coup attempt. President Erdogan is taking all steps to ensure those elements which are disloyal or even having a hint of disloyalty to him and the Justice party are removed. In the process, he has unleashed a reign of mass arrests, suspensions and dismissals of nearly 50000 people from soldiers to judges and civil servants to teachers. Erdogan is blaming his political opponent Cleric Gulen of orchestrating this coup. He has asked for his extradition from the USA.

The arrests and suspensions.The future.
The world is perturbed with the actions taken by Erdogan. The removal of large numbers of Turks on mere suspicion has not gone down well in the world community. The President of the EU Martin Shultz has commented that the arrests and suspensions smacked of "revenge" against the opponents. The mass scale purge has been condemned by Gulen.The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cautioned that any introduction of the death penalty would have an effect on Turkeys application to join the EU. The US has also called for the rule of law to prevail. The situation remains fluid and one can't be sure as to what will happen next.


Coup And Arrests, Erdogan, Turkey Coup

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26th Jul 2016 (#)

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30th Jul 2016 (#)

Thanks SaigonDManila? But does it really matter?

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