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The Crackdown Continues

The targeting of students for their political activities is nothing new in Turkey.  Indeed, thousands have been arrested over the past few years as Turkey has attacked various forms of political dissent.  Still, there is something distinctly chilling about the … Continue reading

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The Modern Kronus: Turkey and its Students

In Greek Mythology, it was Kronus who devoured his young, fearful that they might one day grow up to rebel against him.  In modern Turkey, it is the Republic itself. A few days ago, we noted the almost tragicomic news … Continue reading

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No more Mr. Nice Guy

Two court cases caught our eye this morning.  One highlights excessive use of force by security services and their impunity from prosecution; the other highlights the use of lawsuits to dampen free speech.  Neither reflects well on Turkish authorities. In … Continue reading

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