Category Archives: Turkey

Turkey – now the Purge

As the President of Turkey (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) and his leading supporters work through the response to the failed coup, it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that the reprisals have anything to do with upholding the democratic process. When the most … Continue reading

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SOME INITIAL BACKGROUND THOUGHTS ON THE TURKISH COUP ATTEMPT

The current and now failed coup attempt causing initial disruption in Istanbul and Ankara may indeed be sending shockwaves through Turkey but no one who follows Turkish politics should be overly surprised. For a good few years now the Army has … Continue reading

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