A key player in all this is Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Personally and on behalf of the nation, I wish to consider this decision by the American people a positive sign,” he wrote to Trump. Roy Gutman writes from Istanbul that the effusive greeting might embarrass any another U.S. politician since Erdogan just arrested 10 parliamentarians from the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party and detained leading journalists from Cumhuriyet, the daily close to the secular Republican People’s Party. Erdogan’s facing mounting international pressure because of his human rights record, but, then Trump and Erdogan both are used to ignoring their critics. As Erdogan declared Sunday: “I don’t care if they call me a dictator. I care what my people say about me.” … [Read more...] about President-Elect Trump Could Make a World of Trouble Worse. Much Worse.