- Alp Aslandogan: Turkey was once seen as a model Muslim-majority country with a constitutional democracy
- But President Erdogan's tactics are turning Turkey into a pressure cooker, he says
Alp Aslandogan is the executive director of the Alliance for Shared Values, a coalition of organizations inspired by the work of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen. The views expressed are the writer's own.
(CNN)Visiting heads of state frequently make time in their Washington itineraries to deliver speeches on key issues. But as the Brookings Institution hosted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, events outside the venue took an ugly turn.