Выбор Эрдогана

СТАМБУЛ. «Турецкая демократия находится на поворотном пункте, – заявил премьер-министр Реджеп Тайип Эрдоган после победы на референдуме по изменению турецкой конституции. ‑ Мы сдаём важный экзамен».

Эрдоган прав, только это он сам должен пройти экзамен. Если победа в голосовании дает смелость ему и его сторонникам усиливать свою тактику грязных судебных дел и манипулирования СМИ, имевших большой эффект в последние годы, то перспективы у Турции безрадостные. Страна ещё глубже будет погружаться в авторитаризм, политические разногласия станут неразрешимыми, и ещё один политический разрыв может стать неизбежным.

Мало кто в Европе и Америке понимает, до какой степени правительство Эрдогана подорвало власть закона и основные свободы – всё во имя «углубления турецкой демократии». Государственные прокуроры устроили серию показных судов, обвиняя сотни военных офицеров, профессоров и журналистов в членстве в вооружённой террористической организации, нацеленной на свержение правительства Эрдогана. В отдельных, но связанных судебных преследованиях они использовали сфабрикованные доказательства, чтобы обвинить около 200 отставных и действующих военных офицеров в подготовке государственного переворота в 2003 году, в начале эпохи первого правительства Эрдогана.

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