You thought Erdogan was bad before? The worst of Turkey’s leader is yet to come

Vengeful, irascible, authoritarian, obdurate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was all of these things even before a cabal of Turkish generals tried to cast him into oblivion. Now that he has survived their machinations, his worst instincts will be redoubled and reinforced.

If Mr Erdogan was a maddening ally for Europe and America in the past, the leader who has just overcome a military coup will be capable of almost anything.

  • mauser 98

    Torture and murder in streets of Turkey
    “The police are reported to be allowing it to happen without intervention.”

    • That’s Islam!

      • The first rule for a successful coup is to kill the top dog.

        Islam has so screwed up the Turkish mind that the top generals ignored this first rule.

        • Alain

          I suggest your last sentence is the correct one, and it would not surprise that he had some help from the West.

  • If I was in charge, I’d call every major world leader and tell them Erdogan was going to seize the 80 US nuclear weapons at the airbase and use them against their countries. Then I would ask if they would support a nuclear first strike against Turkey. And I mean every square inch. Wipe that plague off the face of the earth.

  • Linda1000

    Erdogan is insane but this is who the Turkish people voted for and defended to keep him in power during the coup. Says a lot about the followers of Islam and it would be no different in other Islamic countries. Killing is what they do best (pic below).

  • ismiselemeas

    Well, at least now the EU can go after him for institutionalised people smuggling. Personally, I’d fly a plane across the country and release some military grade anthrax to cull the herd a bit.