Liz Sly is the Post’s Beirut bureau chief, and is currently covering the turmoil in the wider Middle East. Before joining the Post, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has over two decades experience as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe.
The municipal polls were viewed as a referendum on rule by the embattled Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
As scandal engulfs Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, critics are comparing him to Arab autocrats.
Prime minister says plane violated Turkish airspace; relative of Syrian president is killed in fighting.
So far, the Turkish premier’s efforts to quell the tide of online dissent have only unleashed new waves of protest.