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What Went Wrong With Turkey

What Went Wrong with Turkey

What Went Wrong with Turkey is a special issue published by the to give voice to the thousands of innocent people persecuted by the state terrorism of the Erdoğan regime. This special issue offers an alternative narrative to what really happened on the night of the attempted coup.

The authors in this special issue do not only share what they have observed and read about these recent developments, but they also articulate the great pain and disappointment they feel about what the once-beautiful Turkey has become.

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Editorial

The Turkey I No Longer Know – Fethullah Gulen

What Really Happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016 – Alp Aslandogan

PERSECUTION

On Violence, Power and Peace in Turkey’s Most Disastrous Year – Philip Clayton

A Meditation on Persecution – Jon Pahl

Have You No Sense of Decency? – Peter A. Cohen

Purge, Persecution and the Imperative to Stand with the Innocent in Turkey – Scott Alexander

Erdogan’s Most Vulnerable Victims: Women and Children – Sophia Pandya

THE COUP

The Gulen Community: Who to Believe Politicians or Actions? – Thomas Michel

Turkey’s Coup that was Never a Coup – Ori Z. Soltes

Was Turkey’s Coup for Real – David L. Philips

THE DEMISE OF THE TURKISH STATE

Turkey: A State Under One Man Rule – Anwar Alam

Civil Liberties in the Throes of Turkish Authoritarianism – Zaman Stanizai

Judicial Independence NO MORE – Talip Aydin

The Demise of Turkish State Rationality – Sage Chen

What on Earth Has Gone So Wrong in Turkey – Greg Barton

HIZMET AND FETHULLAH GULEN

No Return from Democracy

The Hizmet Movement of Fethullah Gülen and the Common Good

Fethullah Gülen Is One of The Most Distinguished Islamic Scholars of Our Century

Hizmet Embraces the Entire Human Family

Hizmet is the true Embodiment of the Islamic Ideals of Love and Service to Other

EXTRAS

Persecution in Pictures

What Happens to a Purged Family

Step by Step to the Purge