The former secretary of state joined in on the mockery of Trump's letter to the Turkish president.
"Pull my name off the 'I support Donald Trump' list," Shimkus said.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS," Trump claimed. But analysts and U.S. officials blame Erdogan for letting extremists gain ground in the first place.
For reformists like me, the disappointment runs deep.
Erdogan uses Turkey's religious network to expand government monitoring and gain popular support.
Detention warrants were issued for those dismissed in the purge.
Erdogan's insecurity about having barely won the referendum will likely lead him to clamp down further.
Their appeal is emotion-based. Using this, Turkey’s president is likely to win a game-changing referendum that will keep him in power until 2029.
But it's also eerily familiar.
This is the third in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political