July 20th Issue

Turkey: The Night the Soldiers Came

Turkey’s military took on Erdogan—and lost. Now for the blow back By Shawn Carrié I was in a café on the Anatolian side of Istanbul with two Turkish friends when they both started frantically checking their phones as reports on Twitter started pouring in. Something was happening. Something grave. If we hadn’t had cell phones, we wouldn’t have known what was happening. A rogue faction of the military seized controls of media outlets—including the government’s broadcaster, TRT—to read a statement declaring that the “political administration that has lost all legitimacy has been forced to withdraw.” Tanks had rolled onto the streets of the capital, Ankara, and in Istanbul. Jets and helicopters attacked Turkish government buildings. Reports say the president had escaped death by ‘minutes,’ as his residence was assailed, shortly after his departure. By the end of a chaotic n (Read More)

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