Burak Bekdil: Turkey: The “Great Muslim Democracy”

Where Turkey stands today is a perfect example of how, when Islamists — mild or otherwise — rule a county, even the most basic liberties are systematically suppressed.

“A climate of fear has emerged in Turkey.” — Hasam Kilic, President, Turkey’s Constitutional Court.

The prosecutor demanded a heavier penalty for the victim than for her torturers.

The European Commission identified government interference in the judiciary and bans imposed on social media as the major sources of concern regarding Turkey’s candidacy for full membership.

Mehmet Ali Sahin, Deputy Chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, suggested that millions of peaceful protestors should be given life sentences.

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