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Recep Tayyip Erdogan had it coming

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Jul 18, 2016 at 15:29

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had it coming. The Turkish army was never going to remain compliant while the man who would recreate the Ottoman Empire turned his neighbors into enemies and his country into a mockery of itself. But it would be a grave mistake to assume two things: that the putting down of a military coup is a momentary matter after which the Turkish army will remain obedient to its sultan; and to regard at least 261 deaths and more than 12,839 detained in isolation from the collapse of the nation-states of the Middle East. There has been three coup attempts in Turkey since the 1960's. I think the more oppressive the government, the better the chance of a future successful coup.

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