“I’ve coined the term Erdocracy for the anti-democratic, anti-secularist regime Erdoğan is building in Turkey. He had recently demanded a law that would allow detention possible based on ‘reasonable suspicion.'”
“The history of past and present religions is full of crimes.” In his column today, Tarik Günersel presents a poem regarding faith based killing and he addresses the deteriorating situation in Turkey under the Prime Minister Erdoğan.
Tarik Gunersel describes the rise of ISIS in the Middle East – “the armed organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” – and how this radical body is feeding into the Turkish PM’s move away from all things secular.
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