– There is no way back for Erdogan now. He is caught in a vicious circle where the only way forward is more totalitarian rule: more repression, unless human rights and an overall stunting of parliament, says Yavuz Baydar, a famous Turkish commentator and journalist who was forced into exile after the coup in the summer.
The Turkish regime has eyes and ears everywhere: Said he would not serve President Erdogan. Jailed for a slang comment
Turkey’s President Erdogan turns increasingly harsh on his opponents. The country may be heading towards civil war, says opposition to Aftenposten.
It is now almost zero tolerance for criticism of the President and the regime has eyes and ears everywhere. Şenol Buran got to experience Christmas Day in prison, accused of having criticized Erdogan.
Buran operates the cafeteria in the newspaper Cumhurryiet. His crime: He said to a police officer who visited the cafe that he would not have served tea to President Erdogan, if he had come there. Buran was put in jail for a week.