The Putinisation of Turkey’s Erdogan

No other element in the periodic table describes the scale of the purges that have taken place since then: over 97,000 public servants dismissed and a further 37,000 suspended; legal action started against 103,000 people of whom 41,000 are remanded in custody; 1,094 trials opened; 158 media outlets closed, including 60 television and radio stations, 19 newspapers, 29 publishing houses and five press agencies; more than 150 journalists arrested; 10,000 members of the media have lost their jobs and thousands are awaiting trial for tweets or other social media posts. 

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