Can Dündar: “We have your wife. Come back or she’s gone”

September 13, 2016

Can Dündar, Houses of Commons, 29 June. Credit: Flickr / Centre for Turkey Studies

By Can Dündar

In mobster movies the bad guys always kidnap the wife of the protagonist. They’ll phone the husband to say: “We have your wife. Do as we tell you otherwise she’s gone.”

I had not imagined that a state could become no better than a criminal syndicate. But the Turkish state has become one.

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