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These Turks would rather leave their country than continue living under Erdoğan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won victory in landmark elections that could hand him near-unchecked power. Erdoğan has overseen a major crackdown on dissent and the press since a failed coup in July 2016 and many Turks told PRI they'd rather leave their country than continue living under a ruler they say has grown increasingly authoritarian.

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Turkish gays and the military

Military service is mandatory in Turkey, and its policy on homosexuals serving in the military is that Turkey's armed forces consider gays ineligible to serve. From Istanbul, Matthew Brunwasser reports on Turkey's policy of 'will ask, must tell.'