Failed coup; the end of secular Turkey?

What’s up with that attempted coup in Turkey? Nothing good. That is, nothing good if you’re in favor of a secular Turkey. And Americans should be – because the alternative is another freedom-squelching Islamic theocracy.
 
Breifly, as the UK Telegraph reported, on Saturday (Friday EST.)…

In an astonishing and at times brutal 13-and-a-half hours that at one point reduced Mr Erdogan to broadcasting to his nation via a mobile phone, street protests and military forces loyal to the Turkish leader suppressed the coup that left at least 265 dead […]
 
The rebel army faction – who called themselves the Peace Council and denounced Mr Erdogan’s increasingly non-secular and autocratic approach – said they were trying to overthrow the government to “protect human rights”.

 
ErdoganQuoteTensions between hardline Islamists and secularists had been building in Turkey for at least the last year or two (just a few months ago Erdogan was candidly wishing for the same authoritarian power that Hitler had). From a timing perspective, perhaps the leaders of the revolt had hoped public support would be on their side in the wake of last month’s terrorist attack on the Istanbul airport.

 

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, talking with Greta Van Susteren (Fox News) as the conflict was still underway on Friday, explained that the military coup was essentially anti-Erdogan. Its failure ensures that there will be no more checks and balances on the despotic president ~

 

Video via GretaWire

 
Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to recreate the Ottoman Caliphate. An obstacle to that ambition is the Turkish constitution, which gives the military the duty to maintain a secular government. So of course the president has been doing his best to subvert that constitution – and the military (sound familiar?).
 
Like his soul-brother Barack Hussein Obama, Erdogan has purged the military of any senior officers with a shred of integrity and replaced them with Islamists.
 
Once you see the similariites between the two men it’s no surprise that Obama backs Erdogan’s vigorous suppression of this revolt – just like he did Morsi in Egypt (Remember, Barack was on the side of hardline Muslims then as well.)
 
Bolton said to expect a harsh authoritarian crack-down if the coup fails. Sadly, that’s already happening ~

In response (to the uprising), Mr Erdogan rounded up nearly 3,000 troops suspected of a part in the plot and issued arrest warrants for 2,745 judges in what was widely expected to mark the start of a purge of opposition forces.
 
“They will pay a heavy price for this,” he warned, calling for the death penalty to be reintroduced.
 
“This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army,” the president said in response to the bloodiest challenge to his 13-year-rule.

Source: UK Telegraph

 
Unfortunately – as is the case with all totalitarian regimes – it’s the average Turk who will suffer from the loss of freedom under Islamo-fascism.
 
Naturally our global ruling class is pleased; the peasants must be kept in line ~

Turkey’s NATO allies lined up to condemn the coup attempt. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged all sides to support Turkey’s democratically elected government.

Source: The Stream

 
What a tragic farce.

 
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Related:

Turkish Security Forces Round Up More Military Officers, Continue Purge of Judges
 
Meanwhile, in another part of the world… Turkey’s role in the Kurd’s flight from Syria (Sept. 2014)
 
Turkey’s Frankenstein Monster ~ Writing at Gatestone Institute two years ago Burak Bekdil made the case that Turkey was primarily responsible for creating ISIS

It all began when Turkey’s leaders thought they could build a Sunni belt under Turkish hegemony, and resting geographically under the Crescent and Star. For that to actually happen, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq had to be ruled by Sunni — preferably Muslim Brotherhood-type — leaderships subservient to Ankara.

 
Fethullah Gülen: Turkey coup may have been ‘staged’ by Erdoğan regime ~ Interesting theory ~

Fethullah Gülen, the reclusive cleric blamed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the failed coup in Turkey, has said the uprising by members of the country’s military could have been “staged” by the government.

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