Monday, July 18, 2016
The Idiot's Guide to Turkey, Erdogan and the Phony Coup
What is the coup about, you ask? Who are the good and bad guys? Historicity counts. “Rogue” Turkish military units were seen as acting to cement the historic pledge of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to keep Turkey modern and secular and not to allow it to revert to the obscurantist horror of the late caliphate – which is precisely the object of Erdogan’s increasingly oppressive Islamist dictatorship. Herein is a primer.