Tue, 7 February 2017
In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pressing forward with his plan to re-write the Constitution and give himself greater powers. So far, he’s used a so-called coup his own National Security Advisor says he penetrated and set off pre-maturely to make it fail, as the justification for 40,000 arrests and more than 100,000 firings of government workers. Meanwhile, Al-Monitor columnist Pinar Tremblay says the Turkish economy is in free fall. Erdogan’s just cutting a deal to build fighter planes with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, but how will he pay for it?