Purged Turkish NATO officer risks Erdogan′s retaliation | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Former Lieutenant Commander Cafer Topkaya (above) said that he is stepping out of the shadows to tell what he experienced “for those who can’t meet the press, who can’t meet the journalists, who can’t even meet their lawyers now that they are in prison and they can’t prove their innocence.” The lifelong naval officer said he is “not afraid of [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan or his partners…or Turkish intelligence” and wants the west to know what is happening inside Turkey.

Topkaya is one of thousands of Turkish military officers who were summarily condemned by Erdogan as being…



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