Published On: Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Turkish authoritarian regime continues crackdown

Exposing the mightiness of the authoritarian regime led by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who recently acquired more powers through a controversial referendum, the Turkish police force has suspended nearly nine thousand police officers accusing them of maintaining an illicit relation with the controversial Islamic preacher, Fethullah Gulen, who allegedly instigated the latest coup attempt. Spoiling the relation between the Turkish government and the European Union, in the aftermath of the coup attempt, the authoritarian regime launched a large-scale crackdown across the country arresting tens of thousands of people including the opposition leaders, teachers, government officials, military officials and other dignified persons. Meanwhile, the officials allege that those arrested are ‘secret imams’ who infiltrated into the force to derail Erdogan regime. However, denouncing the explanation given by the regime to justify their action, the European Union has expressed strong dissatisfaction and disappointment over the forced detention carried out by the Turkish dictator.

Several western rights activists allege that Turkey is entertaining and implementing immense human right violation activities and tens of thousands of people are suffering under the clutches of a dictatorial government operating in this Arabic nation. Earlier, there were allegations that the Turkish government used illegal means to win the referendum enabling the amendment of the country’s constitution in order to give more powers to the president. Under the new amendment, the country’s government has transformed into a presidential form of government, which gives more powers to the president, from the parliamentary form in which the president is a nominal head and the legislature and executive authorities rest with the parliament and the council of ministers who is member of the parliament and is responsible to it.




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Turkish authoritarian regime continues crackdown