Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 13

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

Last July, hundreds of thousands of Turkish citizens hit the streets to _______(1)_______democracy when a faction of the military tried to seize power through a coup. It was a rare occasion of unity in Turkey’s otherwise fractious politics, with most parties denouncing the coup bid and Opposition politicians rushing to the government’s defence. The coup was defeated, leaving President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a much stronger position. Mr. Erdoğan ______(2)_______have used the victory to usher in a new chapter in Turkey’s democracy. He could have introduced more reforms, expanded human rights and corrected the past wrongs of his government, which contributed to the military unrest in the first place. But what ______(3)________was exactly the opposite. Mr. Erdoğan launched a purge in the name of taking on the coup-plotters. The government blamed Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Turkish Islamic preacher, for the coup, and said the crackdown was aimed at removing Mr. Güllen’s “parallel structure” from the government. But the nature and scope of the crackdown suggested it was targeted at more than just Mr. Güllen’s supporters. The government _______(4)________a state of emergency as soon as the coup was defeated; it is still in place. More than 50,000 people have been jailed over the year. Twelve MPs, including Selahattin Demirtaş, a Kurdish politician and former presidential candidate, and at least 120 journalists are behind bars. Around 100,000 people have been _______(5)________from state service.

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