Editorial of 22nd July 2016

High tension in Turkey

On the night of July 15th to 16th the coup led by a fringe of the Turkish army failed. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now carrying out a veritable purge of his opponents in all areas of society be it the army, the judiciary, the educational establishment, the media, etc.

Moreover a 3-months state of emergency has been declared – during which time Turkey will temporarily depart from the European Convention on Human Rights. Erdogan, who seems committed to concentrating all powers in his hands, also mentioned bringing back the death-penalty, abolished in 2004.

Among the international community many fear a dangerous weakening of Turkish democracy.

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  • FaditoOn (Norway), published in Cartoonmovement
    FaditoOn (Norway), published in Cartoonmovement
  • Plantu (France), published in Le Monde
    Plantu (France), published in Le Monde
  • Ossama Hajjaj (Jordan)
    Ossama Hajjaj (Jordan)
  • Paresh (India), published in The Khaleej Times Dubai
    Paresh (India), published in The Khaleej Times Dubai
  • Kroll (Belgium), published in Le Soir
    Kroll (Belgium), published in Le Soir
    "Military coup - authoritarian power - democracy"
  • Avi Katz (Israel), published in Jerusalem Report
    Avi Katz (Israel), published in Jerusalem Report
  • Wilcox (Australia), published in Sydney Moring Herald
    Wilcox (Australia), published in Sydney Moring Herald
  • Swaha (Lebanon), published in Cartoonmovement
    Swaha (Lebanon), published in Cartoonmovement
  • Joep Bertrams (Netherlands), published in Caglecartoons
    Joep Bertrams (Netherlands), published in Caglecartoons
  • Zapiro (South Africa), published in The Times
    Zapiro (South Africa), published in The Times
  • Goutal (France), published in Mediapart
    Goutal (France), published in Mediapart
    "Erdogan and the failed coup d'état... : I don't need any lessons on being a dictator from anyone!"

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