Saturday, July 16, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Failed Coup In Turkey


Stratfor Analysis: The power struggle that led to Turkey’s coup attempt

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reformist group was at odds with the Gulen movement, an old-line religious fraternity

Turkey’s Bosporus, the 31-kilometer (19-mile) waterway transecting historic Byzantium — the present-day sprawling metropolis of Istanbul — provides an instructive metaphor for roiling Turkish scandals.

Surface currents on this busiest of world straits flow from north to south, from the Black Sea through the Bosporus and on to the Mediterranean. Unseen, however, a deeper current below runs south to north, against seeming logic actually pulling water from the Mediterranean up and into the Black Sea from which it came. The Black Sea is what geologists call a “meromictic” lake, with some 90% of its volume devoid of oxygen, all of it low in salinity. The Mediterranean, by contrast, is highly saline. The result is a complex hydrology discovered only in 1935. The currents and crosscurrents mystify scientists to this day.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Failed Coup In Turkey

Turkey Coup: Who Was Behind It and Why? -- Damien Sharkov, Newsweek
Why Turkey’s coup failed, according to an expert -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX
The breaking point for coup attempt in Turkey -- Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe
How defiant Turks chased coup plotters from Bosphorus Bridge -- Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian
How opponents of Turkey’s coup used the call to prayer to mobilize protests -- Nushmia Khan, Quartz
The Night Erdogan Almost Lost Turkey -- Noah Blaser, Foreign Policy
Will Turkey’s failed coup break up Erdogan’s echo chamber? -- Grenville Byford, Reuters
Turkey’s Erdogan Avoids Fate of Egypt’s Morsi -- Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ
Analysis: Why the Turkey coup failed and what's likely to come next -- Yossi Melman, Jerusalem Post
Turkey's Failed Coup Prompts Fears of an Erdogan Power Grab -- Foreign Policy
Coup or not, Erdogan is still the likely winner in Turkey -- Howard Eissenstat, Reuters
The tragedy of Turkey's attempted coup -- Jenny White, CNN
Turkey's coup may have failed – but history shows that it won’t be long before another one succeeds -- Robert Fisk, The Independent
The people defeated the coup in Turkey -- Galip Dalay, Al Jazeera
Turkey's last hope dies -- Ralph Peters, FOX
In Turkey, a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- The Economist
What's Going On in Turkey? -- The Atlantic
Does Erdogan want his own Islamic state? -- Mustafa Akyol, Al-Monitor
Turkish Instability Threatens to Hamper Battle on Terror -- Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, WSJ
Turkey coup attempt, brought to you via live stream on Facebook, Periscope -- Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY
Turkey's coup: The G├╝len Movement, explained -- Dylan Matthews, VOX
Why does Turkey have a long history of coups? -- Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press

5 comments:

James said...

Some very very old names in the Stratfor article.

Si-vis-pasen- said...

So who are the losers and winners with this failed coup d'etat ?I was hoping for this scum bag to lose power for the sake of Western Europe but that didn't materialize.so disappointing.

James said...

Mr. Erdogan has recently pulled off some impressive moves especially if this coup is a sham (as I think it is) by him to get at the last of his opposition.
He has black mailed the EU (Merkel) for money to ostensibly stop the movement of refugees through his country towards Europe. He has used this so called coup to accelerate and finish his drive to consolidate personal power and eliminate the last domestic opposition. And now he is using the US administration's ill advised statement of support to force extradition of Gulen from the US.
His isolation of himself and Turkey though remains his biggest problem. A problem that more than likely will get him.

Si-vis-pasen- said...

I thought gulen and erdogan were friends.... don't they both seem to share love for the religion of peace.

James said...

Used to be allies of a sort, but had a falling out.