May 14, 2012
One in Five Turkish Generals in Prison
Michael Rubin, Contentions
The Turkish press is reporting that, with the latest round of arrests of former military officers for allegedly forcing the resignation of Necmettin Erbakan’s Islamist government in 1997, one-in-five Turkish generals is now in prison. Even those who see the end of military influence in Turkey as the litmus test for democracy should worry.
TAGGED: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan