Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion.

You will agree: escalating repression

Mandeep Tiwana sorts through the many cloaks of authoritarianism donned by the political class as repression becomes the rule rather than the exception.

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Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

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In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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