After arresting Amnesty International’s head, Erdogan unleashes new purge of opponents

Labour MP David Lammy has written a strongly worded letter to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. He asked Johnson to condemn the human rights crackdown taking place in Turkey. The latest repression has seen the imprisonment of the head of Amnesty International and the dismissal of more than 7,000 citizens from police and governmental positions. Coming as it has, exactly one year on from the 2016 ‘coup’ and the purge that followed, this latest crackdown could be considered as purge mark 2. And Johnson is doing nothing.

Further, this new purge comes only days after a report was published alleging that the 2016 ‘coup’ was engineered by Turkey’s dictatorial president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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