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July 17, 2016 10:40 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Has Thousands of Suspected Opponents Rounded Up in Ruthless Crackdown After Failed Coup Attempt

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish authorities on Sunday pressed on with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6,000 people including generals detained in action that has sparked international concern.

World leaders including US President Barack Obama have strongly condemned the attempted putsch but also urged Turkey to respect the rule of law in its aftermath, especially after pictures emerged showing the rough treatment of some coup plotters when arrested.

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    And most of the names and the list of the people who’ve been arrest were on a list of sorts PRIOR. This is all nothing but a Reichstag fire to install total fascism.

  • erdogan privides a lesson in how most of the middle east deals with adversaries, opponents, enemies, even those who have been defeated. oh no, there will be no aid, no subsidies, no sympathy. those are expected of Israel, in fact, angrily demanded of Israel, even when Israel’s survival is at stake.

    you won’t see any of that from erdogan even though the survival of Turkey was never at stake. the high road? not from erdogan. not just because of his islamist background and beliefs but because this is the middle east. brutality, savagery, revenge, exultation over the defeat of one’s enemies…those are the norm in the middle east. there are exceptions, in Egypt, for example, but that is the norm. look at syria, iraq, libya, etc., etc.

  • Yaakov

    The putsch is the pretext for a purge. Democracy loses either way.

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