From purges to a ‘new Turkey’ – the final stage of the state’s reconstruction.

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Series Details No.228 (07.12.16)
Publication Date 07/12/2016
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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.

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