Erdogan’s War on Democracy

How quickly Ankara’s attack on the Kurds has turned into an attack on Turkish democracy! First, Erdogan used the revolt of Kurdish radicals as the excuse to repress the moderate, reformist Kurdish party. Ethnic Turks did not complain, so now he is attacking freedom of the press for all Turks. Democracy is not divisible; to exist, it must be shared. 

Baghdad tried democracy for Shi’i only and got the Islamic State; Israel tried democracy for the Jews only and got an endless conflict with the Palestinians; long ago, the U.S. tried democracy for white men only and got a civil war still being fought and a long struggle for women’s rights…

 

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