There is no question that the nation of Turkey is a democracy, but it is one in which the iron hand of President Erdogan punches anyone who dares to make critical remarks about his performance. Several months ago his Justice and Development Party, AKP, lost its majority in the legislature. He dodged and shifted away from asking the coalition which DID have a majority to submit their proposals for a coalition government. Last week suicide bombers murdered over a hundred people, most of whom were Kurds. Police hampered relief efforts because Kurds do not support Erdogan.
Latest polls indicate that 68.5% of Turks do not trust Erdogan and blame him for the violent attack.So, what was the response of President Erdogan? Naturally, he arrested a correspondent of NOKTA magazine which does not like him. As of this date, the Erdogan government has arrested more correspondents than any other nation in the world. Now, you know why most Turks do not trust their president.