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Is Turkey on the fast track to fascism?

The July 15 coup in Turkey failed, but for many citizens, the country's upheaval carries all the signs of a regime change nonetheless.
Riot police stand guard in front of a courthouse during a gathering to protest against the arrest of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar - RTX2RWR1

An email I received around noon today from a young Turkish academic with impeccable credentials, whom I know very closely, ended with the following precautionary note:

“*PLEASE — don't forward the email; only copy and paste if you would like to share and do not include my name in it.”

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