Turkey on the edge

Turkey on the edge




Genre: Documentary
Germany, 2017, 52'
Director: Imre Azem
The last few years have been decisive for the Turkish state. Once fiercely democratic and secular, Turkey under Erdoğan has seen an erosion of liberties and the consolidation of power in one man’s hands.


An alleged failed coup attempt in 2016 gave him the excuse to go even further, ignoring all constitutional restraints. As purges sweep the nation, thousands of journalists, academics, and civil servants have been fired and imprisoned.


 

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