A Bad Influence: Erdogan’s Problematic European Friendships
By Christopher KobelOctober 28, 2018
Throughout his prominence in Turkish politics, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, now the nation’s president, has raised eyebrows more than a few times. From his remarks on childrearing, “One or two children mean bankruptcy,” to his war on Wikipedia, which he once claimed posed a “national security threat”, Erdoğan has provided occasional entertainment to the international community. But it’s certainly not all fun and games. Joining these rather ridiculous remarks and regulations have been very real moves towards categorical authoritarianism.