The Logic of the Political Purge

July 23, 2016 2:21 PM

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The Logic of the Political Purge

Turkey’s president has arrested thousands of people to hang onto power. Can it work?

The attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, could have been a promising moment, one that encouraged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pursue a decidedly more democratic path. He could have used the opportunity to educate his citizens on the merits of electoral, rather than military, solutions to ...

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