Analysis: Washington's Turkey Conundrum

Bayram Balcı, a scholar with Carnegie’s Middle East programme writes for National Interest that Turkey’s stability, due to corruption scandal and Erdoğan’s fierce, defensive response, is at stake:

Erdoğan categorically denies corruption within his cabinet. Speaking of a Gülenist coup d’état, he has initiated an unprecedented purge of the shadowy forces that he sees as being against him in the police and the judiciary. In so doing, he is protecting himself in the short term, but by launching a witch hunt against Gülenists in government institutions, he is undermining the entire political system.’

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