And "to" seems the right word, because this was done to Turkey by Recip Tayyip Erdogan and his political machine. International electoral monitors cite fraud; so too does the powerful Republican People's Party. That hardly matters, it seems. Turkish election officials will not allow a recount. And so even if cheated, it is a victory for … Continue reading What the hell just happened to Turkey?
On Friday, a faction of the Turkish military tried to overthrow presidential strongman Recep Erdogan, leader of the Justice and Development Party and increasingly the man of Turkish politics. They failed; first, they didn't kill or capture Erdogan in the opening moments of the coup, then they failed to shut off the Internet and media so … Continue reading Turkey’s Coup Signals A Generational Shift to Islamism