No, Turkey, Pesky Professors Aren't Terrorists

Jailing legislators and intellectuals can't solve the Kurdish question.

Turkey's forgotten war.

Photographer: ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images

Ankara, the Turkish capital, has been hit by a terrorist attack for the third time in five months, with Sunday's suicide bombing adding a further 37 to the city's gruesome running toll of more than 200 dead. So it's no surprise that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is demanding wider counter-terrorist powers to deal with the threat. That, however, is precisely what Turkey does not need.

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