The job of any national leader is first and foremost to provide security for the citizens of his or her country. Yesterday’s devastating terrorist attack on Istanbul’s main airport makes clear that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is not up to the task. After all, he has dominated his country for more than a decade and while the terrorists ultimately shoulder blame for their actions, Turkey’s vulnerability is a direct result of both Erdoğan’s policies and general incompetence.

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