|Author (Person)||Chudziak, Mateusz|
|Publisher||Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)|
|Series Title||OSW Commentary|
|Series Details||No.228 (07.12.16)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The purges in the state apparatus which have been underway in Turkey since the failed military coup represent a decisive stage in the construction of a ‘new Turkey’, involving both the final elimination of the remaining elements of the old Kemalist establishment and the crackdown on the group centred around Fethullah Gülen, a preacher and former government ally accused of plotting the coup.
The aim of the purges is to ultimately replace the present elites with new ones and as a result to eliminate any conceivable opposition capable of threatening the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
|Countries / Regions||Turkey|