(JihadWatch) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is actively using the recent coup attempt that led to some 290 deaths on July 15 to claim sweeping new powers for himself.
Now he has ordered the shutdown of over 130 media outlets and dismissed 2,400 military personnel.
Some say that the coup was staged precisely to give the tyrannical leader a further "iron grip" on power as he speeds up the further Islamization of Turkey. Erdogan has vehemently denied the claim. Yet back in 2014, Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network after wiretapped recordings were leaked that were deemed damaging to the government's reputation ahead of local elections. Access to Twitter was then restricted.
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