FROM FORGER TO PRESIDENT
Is the public persona of Erdogan just an act by a psychopath? Psychologist Robert D. Hare’s test shows several convincing patterns. For example, Erdogan’s manipulative behaviour: to date, it’s debatable whether he received an economics degree or not. His diploma seems forged because a dean only signed it when Erdogan gave him the job. And you must have a degree to be president of Turkey.
The failed coup against Erdogan on 15th July, in which hundreds were killed or injured, only seems to have further cemented his power. It was an excuse to flex his authoritarian muscles and brought his psychopathic tendencies to the fore. “The attempt has doubtlessly been used as a pretext for Erdogan to do whatever he intended to do in any case – pushing for one-man rule by a total cleansing of all opposition,” says journalist Yavuz Baydar.