In this week’s first Leader, the Economist considers –like mosf everybody else — that the recent bloody fracas in Turkey was a failed military coup. I disagree. I think it was a highly successful hoax which allowed Erdogan to plunge mush further backwards into power-Islam than by the normal drift that has been going on for the last year or two.
I agree with the Economist , however, in saying that Erdogan is now destroying the very democracy which he says he protected when defeating the coup.
Even nore important than democracy, however, is that, in arresting 2,300 judges, Erdogan seems to have also destroyed whatever semblance of justice the country might have had before last week.