Turkish Gov’t Using Attempted Coup as Excuse for Crackdown – Turkish Professor
Published on Jul 20, 2016
Turkey has banned all academics from going abroad as a part of the country-wide crackdown that has resulted in thousands of people being detained or suspended from their jobs over their suspected ties to the coup. Maya Arakon, associate professor at Suleyman Sah University, says that many Turkish citizens are afraid of the government using the coup as an excuse to remove those who oppose the Erdogan administration. US-Turkish relations will also be impacted as the Turkish government seeks to extradite an Islamic cleric suspected of inspiring the coup. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof and RT correspondent William Whiteman join Anya Parampil to discuss.
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