Erdoğan Strikes Turkey’s Last Opposition
By Elliot Ackerman , 12:15 P.M.
On Thursday morning, at precisely 9:05 A.M., the Turkish Republic stood still. For sixty seconds, sirens wailed across Istanbul, ferry horns resounded along the Bosphorus, and traffic stopped in front of Dolmabahçe Palace, the one-time home of the sultans. This is how Turkey marked the seventy-eighth anniversary of the death of its founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
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