May 27, 2021

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Turkey’s opposition faces upsurge of physical attacks from Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open endorsement of a mob attack on a prominent opposition leader indicates the extent of immunity for assaults on opposition in Turkey.

The number of assaulted opposition figures, including the leader of the main opposition and prominent lawmakers, has reached almost 60 in the past two years amid fears of more to come in a climate where Erdogan openly approves aggression and threatens more.