As Turkey’s prisoners start to stand trial, here’s some advice for Mr. Erdogan, his prosecutors, and his court journalists: If the world is to believe the Turkish government’s allegations, it’s important to pursue not just one theory, but all of them.
Erdogan has long made the changing of Turkey’s symbols a goal. The latest symbolic watershed involves the military, and it shows how Erdogan has continued to transform the country in the year since he seized upon the abortive coup to effectively rule by decree.
How ironic it is that when some elements in the military moved last year to force the removal of the president, both the coup plotters and the president were equally illegitimate in the eyes of the law.
The year since Turkey’s coup: A discussion with Michael Rubin and Steven A. Cook of Council on Foreign Relations.
A year after the coup attempt in Turkey to depose of President Erdogan, are there any answers as to who was behind it, and what its impact on the country has been?
There are five main reasons to be worried about the future of Turkey’s military, which President Erdogan has fatally undermined.
Turkey today may have a veneer of stability, but it is rotten beneath. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has driven Turkey off a precipice, and it may not land in one piece.
Today I woke up to news that Turkey’s leader had filed a nine-page criminal complaint against me.
It’s all well and good for NATO to talk about Turkey’s military with all the diplomatic niceties of decades past but, alas, the face of Turkish power today is increasingly SADAT rather than the Turkish army.