Sectarian Tension Builds in Turkey as Erdogan Crackdown Widens

  • Alevi religious minority worried they’re being targeted
  • Erdogan supporters dismiss allies’ warnings to respect rights

Turkey's Erdogan Plans Announcement as Purges Expand

The crowds gathered outside President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Istanbul home waving Turkish flags near midnight Monday were cheering more than the failure of a putsch two days earlier. They were celebrating their religious conservative party’s gain of complete control over the Turkish Republic.

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