BREAKING: Turkey Explodes in Political Violence as Obama Ally Erdogan Unleashes Shock Troops
Political violence exploded in Turkey today as supporters of Islamist President Recep Erdogan’s AKP Party attacked newspapers and offices of opposition political parties.
In June, Erdogan’s AKP lost seats in the Parliament and could not secure an absolute majority to form a government. Refusing to allow the opposition parties to do so, Erdogan announced new elections in November, as he wages war against Kurdish groups in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
Erdogan presumably hopes his ongoing “counter-terror” campaign will shake enough votes loose from the opposition, or at least suppress their vote enough for AKP to control the Parliament.
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