Tayyip is choosing repression as the way forward. While short-term, this may keep him and his in power, in the long run all he does is create a rationale for revolution.

This will end either in a cowed and subdued populace, or in an actual uprising.

While truth is hardly ever binary, it seems to me that now, Turkey is at a fork in the road.

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” The moral value of equal protection for all trumps the narrower dictates of any particular dogma.”

source: Judith Warner, at