Dismissals come hours after first phone call between presidents Trump and Erdoğan hints at closer ties between US and Turkey
The Turkish government has dismissed more than 4,400 public employees, including hundreds of academics, in a fresh round of purges that have in the past elicited criticism from the country’s western allies.
The belief that there exists a central truth that can be secured from above yet that remains somehow liberal rather than authoritarian is a fatal mistake.
A guard of honour awaits PM Theresa May at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ahead of talks in Ankara. January 2, 2017.Christopher Furlong/Press Association. All rights reserved.Perhaps there is some sort of solace to be found in the increasingly popular realization that paranoid politics are not confined to the supposedly irrational fancies of an Orientalist Other.