Achtung Englander wrote:So really this guy is a dictator in all but name.
He certainly ticks a lot of the boxes on the dictator checklist:
- Heavily censors the press. In fact it appears he now controls the press almost completely.
- Has arrested and even sentenced people to jail time for criticising him.
- Arrested many political opponents after becoming president.
- There is evidence of electoral fraud in some of his elections (apparently not in the presidential election, although there was a strong media bias in favour of him).
Things feel particularly perilous at the moment, and a ruthless dictator with an agenda in the most volatile area of the world does not strike me as an ideal situation. Oh well, Boris will sort it out! Just as long as they don't bring up that limerick he wrote which alluded to Erdogan being a goat-fucking wanker...
Yeah, we're all dead, aren't we.
EDIT - Another one for the dictator list - he built himself a gigantic, intimidating palace: