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I’ve become something of a Turkey booster recently, so I might not be the most objective observer. But it seems obvious, as this item over at FP Passport points out, that you don’t organize a coup d’état against a government that’s racked up a string of successes, both domestically and abroad, and dramatically improved your country’s influence and image. It should be mentioned that the coup in question was planned in 2004, and the recent arrests (most notably of four former generals) are part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged Turkish “deep state” of ultranationalists in the military, business […]


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