A report made by the main Turkish opposition, Republican People’s Party (CHP), states that the government crackdown following the July 15 failed military coup attempt has targeted leftist, social democrats, revolutionaries, and Attaturk supporters.
On August 27, during an interview for CNN Turk, the leader of Turkey’s largest opposition party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said that the AKP government went too far in post-coup measures.
Today the Hurriyet Daily News reported, citing Reuters, that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will drop all lawsuits against opposition leaders of three parliamentary Turkish parties CHP, MHP and HDP.
A comment by George Dyson
After Turkey’s recent attempted coup d’état, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been enjoying an ascendance in power. The defeat of the coup d’état and subsequent euphoria among a large swathe of the population have allowed Erdoğan to clamp down on his opponents and to shore up his position.