Opinion

President’s ruthless ambition has derailed Turkey’s promising future

The Gulenist menace has been inflated to preposterous proportions by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies.

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan—second from left, with his wife Emine, left, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right—has amnestied 38,000 ordinary criminals to make room in the jails for the political prisoners. UN photograph by Eskinder Debebe

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 12:00 AM

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