Turkey: Jail for Hunger Strike

Turkey: Jail for Hunger Strike

by Burak Bekdil • June 5, 2017 at 4:00 am

  • Instead of trying to silence the global voice against his increasingly autocratic governance, and oppressing millions who do not respect him, Erdogan could try to earn respect by having a little mercy on dissidents.
  • Although there has been no ruling so far that Fethullah Gulen was the mastermind behind the attempted coup, 150,000 people have been purged, and they, their families and perhaps a million Turks are decrying Erdogan’s unjust behavior.
  • So, officially, they remain "terrorists", even though they were acquitted of charges of terrorism.