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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Erdogan's Hypocrisy Over Khashoggi's Murder
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Turkey under Erdogan's leadership is a fascist dictatorship, masquerading as democratic. Criticizing Riyadh for Khashoggi's murder is like the pot calling the kettle black.
Both countries commit horrendous human rights abuses. Neither tolerates criticism of their ruling authorities.
In 2016, Erdogan abolished constitutional governance, usurping dictatorial powers following the aborted mid-July coup attempt.
At the time, he declared a state of emergency, falsely claiming he acted to assure Turkey's "peace and stability" to combat "the terrorist threat that our country is facing."
He arrested tens of thousands extrajudicially, purged over 160,000 judges, academics, human rights workers, journalists, police and civil servants.
He closed countless numbers of private schools and universitie
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