Tag Archive for: "coup d'état"
National security wrap

The Beat Turkey’s coup shockwaves reverberate Almost three months have lapsed since Turkey’s failed 15 July coup d’état and its ramifications are still ongoing. On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş announced that the Turkish …

Erdogan’s tragic choice

Ever since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won his first general election in late 2002, he’s been obsessed with the idea that power would be wrested from him through a coup. He had good reason …

Europe’s last chance

Most of Europe’s history has been marked by conflict. The American historian Robert Kagan wrote in 2003 that ‘Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus’; but Europe was for centuries home to the …

Taking Turkey seriously

Istanbul, in western Turkey, is one of Europe’s great cities. As Constantinople, it was the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and after its capture and renaming by Mehmed II in 1453, it served …