clashcivTassos Symeonides
(Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 23 July 2016

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Strange things are happening in the land of Tayyip Erdogan, the relentless rising Padishah of “secular” Turkey. During a few tense hours over the weekend of July 15-16 an alleged military putsch tried to overthrow the government, a fuming Erdogan proclaimed over social media (which his regime hates with a passion and has repeatedly blocked lest ‘un-Islamic’ influences hurt Turkey’s virtues.) In the deadly confusion that followed, tanks rolled, fighter planes roared overhead, soldiers fired at police, police fired at soldiers, attack helicopters launched missiles at the National Assembly building--and then, suddenly, the whole “putsch” collapsed like a house of cards....Read more

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