Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Poetic Justice

Bolton Gets Turked

Trump dispatched Bolton to Turkey, all hopeful,
That he could mansplain Trump’s Syrian “withdrawal.”
But Erdogan, alas,
Gave Bolton a pass,
To remind Trump that it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople!

Enumerati

Turkey has Arrested 16,000 Since Aborted July Coup

16,000

Number of people Turkey has formally arrested in connection with last month’s failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, Reuters reports. Another 6,000 are still being processed and another 7,668 people are under investigation. Turkey has detained, removed or suspended tens of thousands of people in the judiciary, military, police, public service and elsewhere over alleged links with the abortive July 15 putsch.

Verbatim

Nature Is Different in Turkey

You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature.

— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, quoted by the BBC, accusing feminists of rejecting motherhood.