The Los Angeles Times is reporting that critics say that Erdogan is wrecking Turkey’s image as a model democracy.
Oh what short memories.
I remember the EU saying a couple of years ago that Turkey would have to clean up its human rights record if it wanted to move forward on its application for EU membership.
And I remember thinking how sick and cynical it was to think that Turkey might decide to treat its dissenters more humanely because it wanted membership of an economic club.
Here’s the EU Parliament News in 2010 Human rights in Turkey: still a long way to go to meet accession criteria