Posts Tagged ‘military coup’

  1. Now this is the real coup


    July 16, 2016 by AK

    As reported by The punishment came swiftly for 2,745 judges who were dismissed by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors on suspicion of being connected with the abortive coup… A member of the country’s highest constitutional court, Alparslan Altan, was detained on Saturday… The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors terminated the membership of five of its …
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  2. Erdogan’s favorite coup, or, Welcome to the Islamic Republic of Turkey


    July 16, 2016 by AK

    My first impression of the failed coup in Ankara and Istanbul is that, despite the hundreds of dead and wounded, it was not quite for real: the plotters did not try to kill or capture Erdoğan and his key lieutenants, to incapacitate the security forces, to destroy AKP offices, and to neutralize the Erdoğan-loving imams. (And they …
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