The Erdogan regime is ramping up its efforts to become a totalitarian Islamic despotic state. Erdogan is a man who admired Hitler's organizational practices after all.
This chain of events began with a story published on the Turkish news service, Cumhuriyet, which purported to show a link between Erdogan and the Islamic State.
The original story was published in Turkish and the link disappeared shortly after that. (However, a full back up with screen captures exists and will be made available.)
The video at the heart of the story shows Turkish border police finding a huge weapons cache of small arms, RPGs and ammunition in a truck. The cache was hidden beneath a layer of medicines. This video was taken down along with the story, but it was captured and uploaded to LiveLeak before it vanished:
And then today, one of the two editors, Can Dundar, was shot at outside court.
Both editors were convicted and jailed, for between 5 and 6 years each for exposing this link between Erdogan and the Islamic State link.