Turkey: Getting worse before it gets better | Brookings Institution

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan an...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Washington think-tank, Brookings Institution, reports that the raid on Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet is just the latest in the Turkish leadership’s clampdown on democratic civil society institutions in the aftermath of the coup attempt in July.

Source: Turkey: Getting worse before it gets better | Brookings Institution

The conclusion is alarming, citing the rise of authoritarianism and populism, with democracy increasingly on the ropes.

Increasingly Americans worry that a Trump presidency will erode democracy and ultimately will weaken the US. Clinton has her faults but she is a highly accomplished politician, with an outstanding grasp off foreign affairs. Sadly, the US regards Turkey as a strategic ally and is wary of pressuring Erdogan‘s government, which has recently reached out to Russia increasing global tension.

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