Turkey crit­i­cized over clam­p­down

The Progress-Index - - NATION&WORLD -

BASEL, Switzer­land — Turk­ish govern­ment has used last year’s failed mil­i­tary coup to launch an ex­pan­sive crack­down that has swept up peace­ful crit­ics and un­der­mined democ­racy, a hu­man rights group said Thurs­day.

Hu­man Rights Watch’s re­port said the July 15 botched coup was no ex­cuse for the scale of the govern­ment’s moves against crit­ics and op­po­nents that fol­lowed.

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