Saturday, July 16, 2016

Coup Attempt In Turkey Likely Worries #NATO

The failed military coup attempt in Turkey highlights the trend from cooperation to separation engulfing Europe and much of the world. Erdogan, the defiant yet extremely unpopular Turkish President, proclaimed that the coup had been quashed and the government is in control.  Not sure the rest of the remains confident in his statements, as Turks line up to withdrawal cash from bank accounts and NATO members nervously wait for realistic intelligence reports.

Headline: Turkish PM Yildirim: Coup attempt a 'black mark' on Turkish democracy

Friday night's coup attempt was a black mark on Turkish democracy but the nation has given the "best response" to terrorists, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

At a news conference in Ankara, Yildirim said members of the "parallel structure" - government shorthand for the followers of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen - were in the hands of Turkish justice.

Yildirim said 161 people had been killed and 1,440 wounded in the coup attempt.



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