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Supporters of the government protest after the failed coup attempt, Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016 (AP photo by Emrah Gurel).

Turkey’s Referendum Is Taking Place in a Climate of Fear

Friday, April 14, 2017

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and associate editor Robbie Corey-Boulet discuss Rex Tillerson’s sit-down with Vladimir Putin and the loaded protocol of high-level diplomatic meetings. For the Report, Alev Scott talks with Peter Dörrie about how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan transformed a war on terror into a crackdown on all dissent and what’s at stake in this weekend’s constitutional referendum.

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How Erdogan Turned Turkey’s War on Terror Into a War On Dissent
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