Democracy dying in Turkey

The Herald reports:

Even before the unrest was under control, Erdogan’s government pressed ahead Saturday with a purge of Turkish judicial officials, with 2,745 judges being dismissed across for alleged ties to Gulen, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. It said 10 members of ’s highest administrative court were detained and arrest warrants were issued for 48 administrative court members and 140 members of ’s appeals court.

Erdogan is using the attempted coup as an excuse. The coup plotters should be arrested, but sacking 2,475 judges is an authoritarian act.  Sadly the once great country of Turkey looks to have a dim future.

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