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What we experienced Friday night (3) – Adam McConnel

After President Erdoğan appeared on TV, we learned that he would be coming to Istanbul.  But the situation in Istanbul at that moment was nightmarish.  Erdoğan was on the air for quite some time as he kept fielding journalists’ questions, but even as he spoke, sporadic gunfire could be heard coming from the bridges and helicopters were passing overhead in ...

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What we experienced Friday night (2) – Adam McConnel

After the junta’s “official” statement that was  broadcast by the TRT around midnight, my grim expectation was for all other TV channels to be also occupied and taken off the air.  So I began to surf whatever was “still” available even more intensely.  Observers have wondered why the coup plotters didn’t shut down public media as one of their first ...

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What we experienced Friday night (1) – Adam McConnel

During Friday night’s coup attempt against Turkey’s democratically elected political leadership, I tried, from time to time, to keep an eye on what the international media, including specifically the NYT, were reporting about the situation.  What I saw was shocking and disgusting, and for most of the night I couldn’t bring myself to do more than scan the thoroughly abhorrent ...

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The Real Story Behind the Turkish Coup – Eric Margolis

September 1961. Geneva, Switzerland. A Turkish classmate of mine named Turgut burst into my room, crying, ‘those bastards just hanged my father!’ The ‘bastards’ in question were Turkey’s generals. They had  overthrown the civilian government of Adnan Menderes and hanged my friend’s father. Since, then, the mighty Turkish armed forces has tried to overthrow the government about every ten years. ...

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Why Is Erdogan Being Demonized in the West – Soumaya Ghannoushi

Many masks have slipped since Turkey’s failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo liberals and fake democrats. Ironically, the same western “experts”, “analysts” and “commentators”, who had ...

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Coup Attempt in Turkey: Many Failures, Many Prospects – PODEM

What Happened? The days of July 15th and 16th have marked one of the most critical and significant landmarks in the history of Turkey. The nation was threatened with an extremely serious assault as a group from within the Armed Forces attempted a coup on last Friday evening. The first scenes the public witnessed were the blocked bridges overarching the ...

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Press Release Regarding the Coup Attempt of July 15 in Turkey – YTB

What Happened? A group within the Turkish army associated with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) headed by Fetullah Gulen, currently residing in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, attempted a coup in Turkey on July 15. The coup attempt, which claimed the lives of 240 people so far, failed thanks to the exemplary resistance of Turkish nation together with other state institutions. ...

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Kemalizm niye kaybetti? – Ceren Kenar

Hatırlayalım, çok uzak zamanlardan bahsetmiyoruz. Türkiye Cumhuriyetinin “ana ideolojisi” olan Kemalizm nasıl kaybetti? Birçok sebep sayılabilir Kemalist vesayetin Türkiye siyasetinde kurumsal olarak gerilemesini açıklamak için. Ancak muhtemelen en güçlü sebep Kemalizm’in bir iktidar alternatifi olmaktan çıkıp, 3. dünyacı, dünyadan ve gerçeklikten kopuk, dışlayıcılığını iyice vurgulamaya tercih etmeye başlayarak “ulusalcılık” adı verilen bir garabete dönüşmesi oldu. Kemalizm aslında ideolojik olarak kaybetti. ...

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Türkiye’nin terör ve şiddet sarmalından çıkış yolu

Türkiye’nin uzun bir gerginlik döneminden sonra İsrail ve Rusya gibi bölge ülkeleriyle ilişkilerini yeniden normalleştirme anlamında dış politikada radikal hamleler yaptığı bir zamanda İstanbul’daki Atatürk Havalimanı’na yönelik üçlü intihar saldırısı bir kez daha Türkiye’nin canını yaktı ve ülke insanının moralini bozdu. İçlerinde 13 yabancının da bulunduğu 42 kişinin hayatını kaybettiği ve 200 küsurunun yaralandığı son saldırı, yılbaşından bu yana meydana ...

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Brexit: Birleşik Krallık nereye – Burak Başkan

Washington Post, Birleşik Krallık seçmeninin Avrupa Birliği referandumunun hemen ardından Avrupa Birliği’nin tam olarak ne işe yaradığını sormak için Google’a akın ettiğini haber geçiyordu. Bu haber AB referandumunun beklenmedik sonucunun özeti niteliğindeydi. 24 Haziran 2016 günü yapılan AB referandumunda Birleşik Krallık seçmeninin %51.9’luk oranla AB’den ayrılma yönünde irade beyan ettiği ortaya çıktı. Brexit’e Nasıl Gelindi Kampanya sürecinde UKIP’in başını çektiği ...

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