“A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says ‘behead traitors'”

 

The Blue Mosque

The Sultanahmet or Blue Mosque, in Istanbul

 

I absolutely hate what’s happening in Turkey, a place that I love:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/15/europe/turkey-coup-attempt-anniversary/index.html

 

For years, with others, I could point to Turkey as a Middle Eastern success story, a place where separation of mosque and state was firmly established (as we thought) and a place that could be integrated into the community of nations generally and, even, specifically into the West.

 

No longer.

 

Not while Erdogan is in power, anyway.

 

Posted from Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

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