In quest to punish coup plotters, Turkey squeezes out room for dissent

July 25, 2016 5:32 PM

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In quest to punish coup plotters, Turkey squeezes out room for dissent

ISTANBUL — The room for dissent in Turkey had already been under threat. But in the wake of the failed military coup, the space in which political opponents could criticize the government has all but disappeared.

Authorities have moved to root out alleged coup supporters, including purging thousands of bureaucrats, declaring a state of emergency and suspending a European human rights convention.

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