The Foreign Desk

Explainer 239: Erdogan’s war on liberté

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28 October 2020

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The response of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the murder of Samuel Paty in Paris is characteristic of his culture war on freedom of expression. Andrew Mueller explains why that is both ironic and futile.

28 October 2020

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