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

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

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. If you’d like to support our free podcast through patron pledges, Patreon is an online service that will allow you to do so. To find out about the benefits you can get through pledging […]

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