Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Pastor Andrew Brunson, center left, and his wife Norine Brunson arrive at Adnan Menderes airport for a flight to Germany after his release following his trial in Izmir, Turkey. Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. But some observers see a double standard in promises of transparency from a government accused of stifling freedom of expression. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul, File) ANK147 ANK147

Since an attempted coup in 2016, critics say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned Turkey into an increasingly authoritarian state, using emergency powers to arrest tens of thousands, purging many more from state jobs and jailing dozens of journalists.  VIEW

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