Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of last week's failed coup to consolidate his power. As the country slides into a dictatorship, there is a lot at stake for the West. But the effects in Turkey itself promise to be far greater. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]





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German Interior Minister 'No Constitutional State Can Prevent Every Crime'

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