The Attempted Coup in Turkey

As you’re presumably aware members of the Turkish military attempted a coup yesterday but have apparently failed. That appears to be the long and the short of it at this point. This isn’t a news blog; it’s an analysis and commentary blog and I think that analysis and commentary are premature.

The only remark I have is that it reminds me of something I heard once about a movie that pitted the Mafia against vampires. There was no one to root for. You would prefer if both sides lost.

Erdogan is not a good guy and Erdogan’s Turkey is not our friend. They’ve been either in fact or in effect supplying DAESH since the beginning and hampering U. S. efforts to combat terrorism in the region for a lot longer than that.

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  • TastyBits Link

    It appears the it might have been staged in order for Erdogan to expand and consolidate his power. NATO will have the enemy as part of the alliance.

    Can somebody explain why adding countries willy-nilly makes sense? Allowing Ukraine to join NATO under a government that took power through a coup is probably not a good idea. Can anybody explain why that is incorrect?

    While you are at it, why does it make any sense for the formerly autocratic countries to suddenly become bastions of liberal Western democracy?

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