There is one trick that politicians use regardless of where they are in the world. The oldest ploy is to shout “the sky is falling, run for your lives and let me save you!” Turkish President Recep Erdogan first manufactured a terror plot by Kurds, made certain in one way or another that bombings and fear would sweep through the land so that he might emerge as the savior of the hour. “Blame it on the Kurds” is his slogan and just give him unlimited power and he will end the problem–the one He created>
The tragedy is that opponents are hounded, beaten, their newspapers attacked, and fear allowed him to improve this party’s voting percentage last week. He wants to allow a President to possess all power and do what’s best for himself–in the name of the People, no doubt.