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Erdogan’s Checkmate: CIA-Backed Coup in Turkey Fails, Upsets Global Chessboard

By Eric Draitser | Stop Imperialism | July 22, 2016

The failed coup in Turkey last week was a political and geopolitical earthquake as it has the potential to fundamentally alter the Middle East, NATO, and potentially the balance of power globally.

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United States

Erdoğan's Only Asset Is Our Do-Nothingness (or) How to Make a Coup – for Dummies!

Erdoğan’s decision to use that coup to legitimize his long-lasting desire to control every bits of the Turkish society is the penultimate proof of his illegitimacy as a European Union’s ally or partner. 1,521 more words

Opinion Pages

Turkey Between Two Fascisms

by Jooneed Khan, via Global Research, July 19, 2016


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, elected in 2014 and whose AKP party swept back to power with 52% of the votes last November, repeated through the crisis that he and his government represented democratic legitimacy and blamed the putschist “treason” on “a handful of military people” close to his Islamist rival Fethullah Gülen, living in self-exile in the US. 722 more words


Authoritarian Erdoğan’s Consolidation of Power - Exploitation of Turkey’s Failed Coup d’État

Last Friday 15th July, Turkey endured the failings of a coup d’état – a coup which had been initiated by a faction of its own military in an attempt to oust the state’s President Erdoğan, along with the AKP. 434 more words

International Affairs

Turkey: A saga of success?

A giant moth, floats in the night sky. It looks around, but finds itself lost in the darkness. Suddenly it spots a solitary street lamp, standing at a distance. 882 more words


Defence in Depth - Turkey's "Anti-Modern" Coup Fiasco

The original version of this analysis can be found on Defence in Depth

Two decades ago, a Turkish admiral coined the iconic term “post-modern coup” to describe what, to date, remains Turkey’s most recent successful military coup. 1,281 more words


Seven Pieces to Read to Understand the Coup Attempt in Turkey

Now that a major thing happened in Turkey, all TV channels in the West are flooded with Turkey “experts”. Also, social media is swarming with the op-eds of the expats living in their cozy bubbles in Turkey and the overrated analysts that are oceans away from the reality. 410 more words