How the West betrayed Turkish democracy amid crackdown on HDP – analysis

Article Link: https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/how-the-west-betrayed-turkish-democracy-amid-crackdown-on-hdp-analysis-659660

The betrayal of Turkey’s democratic activists has been a long, slow process. Turkey’s authoritarian regime continued its crackdown on the opposition HDP party this week, seeking to prosecute more of its members of parliament. In recent years Turkey has waged a legal war on its opposition parties, trying to make it so only the AK Party will remain in power. Ankara, the largest jailor of journalists, is also moving to be the largest jailor of opposition politicians. However, western democracies that usually preach about human rights and democracy, are largely silent.