“Since becoming President, Erdoğan has made a further turn toward dictatorship, crushing the remnants of a free press.” But Turkey’s president won’t be hearing much about that during his U.S. visit, because Turkey is viewed as key ally in the battle against ISIS (even though they’re not helping that much). Dexter Filkins on Erdogan’s March to Dictatorship.

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