Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Look At How The Turkish Government Defeated Friday's Coup

Washington Post: How the Turkish government regained control after a failed military coup

On Saturday, the Turkish government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully suppressed an attempted coup by Turkish military officials. The rebellious faction of the military attacked government institutions and clashed with police and Erdogan-supporting civilians in the streets, killing 265 people including 100 coup plotters. 2,800 members of the Turkish military have been arrested.

Ten members of Turkey’s highest administrative court have been detained, apparently for their alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic scholar living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. The rebellious officers were Gulen’s followers, according to Erdogan, who blames Gulen for the attempted coup. Arrest warrants have also been issued for nearly 200 other court members, according to Turkey’s state-run news agency.

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WNU Editor
: A good summary.

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