Turkey: Don't Let a Crisis go to Waste
An interesting coup attempt in Turkey perhaps somewhat reminiscent of the Reichstag fire. There have been many coups in Turkey by the military which sees itself as the protector of Atatürk's secular legacy, oddly this doesn't seem to have been one of them. This coup seems to have come from a limited sector of the Turkish military, a sector that Ergodan is happy to blame on an exiled cleric in Pennsylvania who has denied any involvement and condemned the coup.
Ergodan is no friend of ours other than one of expediency and he is certainly no friend of democracy and of constitutional government. I wouldn't call him an enemy, but simply Ergodan is in it for Ergodan. In the immediate aftermath of the coup Turkish TV announced a purge of some 2,745 judges, a rather convenient consequence for a man accused of corruption. This coup will be the opportunity to purge anyone and everyone in government who is opposed to Ergodan and his "Justice" and Development Party.
|You can't make this stuff up!|