Where did it all go wrong for Turkey?

epa05194723 Supporters of Fethullah Gulen Movement protest outside of Zaman newspaper as Turkish Police try to get inside for taking over the control, in Istanbul, Turkey 04 March 2016. The Turkish government will take control of Zaman, the largest opposition newspaper in the country, state-run Anadolu news agency reported 04 March 2016 citing a court order. Under the order, a state appointed trusteeship will run the paper, which has editions in several languages, including Turkish and English. The staff of the Zaman newspapers in Turkey are preparing what they expect to be their final edition before government-appointed trustees take over the opposition media outlet. Zaman, which according to its own numbers averaged last year 850,000 print copies a day, is accused of being part of the network of Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher based in the US. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Misgivings over Mr Erdogan and Turkey’s human rights record persist and whether the EU should forge a deal with a demagogue who this week said he wanted to redefine terrorism to include supporters, such as journalists, politicians or activists. Exactly who is the EU dealing with?

  • Shebel

    You are dealing with Turks. The same guys that were selling the oil for ISIS .
    I dunno—- maybe this will help—-


    • That sums it up a corrupt backwards state torn between a lunatic leader and the even more lunatic cult of Islam.

  • David Murrell

    When did it all go wrong for Turkey? At the tart of the old Ottoman empire.

    For the EU to consider admitting Turkey, at this late stage of Europe as a civilized society, represents the nadir of moral common sense in Brussels. One can only roll one’s eyes at this.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Turkey IS the future of Europe and Europe can’t wait.

  • moraywatson

    Where did it all go wrong for Turkey? In Medinah, 14 centuries ago.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Easy answer: When “Thug Life” became a religion about 650 AD, it was only a matter of time before Turkey went wrong.