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What’s next for Turkey after Failed Coup d’Etat?

A comment by George Dyson

After Turkey’s recent attempted coup d’état, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been enjoying an ascendance in power. The defeat of the coup d’état and subsequent euphoria among a large swathe of the population have allowed Erdoğan to clamp down on his opponents and to shore up his position.


Erdogan Declares three-month long State of Emergency

Yesterday, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced a three-month long state of emergency as a response to the failed coup attempt of July 15. Today, the President’s decision was published in the Official Gazette and went into force.


Erdogan says Death Penalty for Coup Soldiers is not off the Table

Early this morning, while speaking to the crowd in front of his Presidential Residence in Istanbul, President of Tukey Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it, and if the Parliament of Turkey passes the necessary laws.