International Media Outlets

Washington Post: Turkey’s Erdogan turned a failed coup into his path to greater power

“Erdogan’s government certainly has set about “sorting things out.” Just days after he survived the coup attempt, Erdogan declared it “a gift from God” that would usher in “a new Turkey.”

Economist: Turkey is sliding into dictatorship

“The most important argument against majoritarian politics isMr Erdogan himself. Since the failed coup, he has been governing under a state of emergency that demonstrates how cruelly power can be abused.”

The Guardian: ‘Suffocating climate of fear’ in Turkey despite end of state of emergency

“Critics say the state of emergency, in place since a failed coup attempt in July 2016 that killed 250 people and wounded 1,400, has been used to detain opponents of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his government for lengthy periods without trial and to intimidate dissidents and prosecute media outlets.”

NewYork Times: Inside Turkey’s Purge

“It was a strange attempt at a coup, at least at first. “What kind of military coup is this?” Turks asked one another when they first saw the soldiers on TV or Twitter occupying the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul. It was only 10 p.m. — coups happen before dawn, Turkish elders pointed out. The internet and the phone lines had not been shut down; TV stations, for a while, anyway, were still broadcasting freely. The Turkish military would never have staged a coup like this, they said. Turks know their coups; many had lived through four of them already.”

NBC News: Analysis: Turkey Coup Attempt Sees Erdogan Tighten Grip on Power

“Despite the longstanding polarization in Turkish politics, the coup attempt was roundly condemned across the political spectrum. However, the country’s main opposition party warned the government might now be embarking on a “witch-hunt” no more legal than the coup itself.”

Fox News: Hundreds of young Turkish children jailed alongside their moms as part of a post-coup crackdown

“Based on monitoring government decrees and other reports from official sources, by the end of August 2017, advocacy groups had highlighted some 668 cases of children under the age of 6 being held in jails with their mothers. And 23 percent of those youngsters were infants less than a year old.”

Washington Post: One year later, the Turkish coup attempt remains shrouded in mystery

“The coup was an amateurish effort at best and fizzled out quickly, but not before some 290 people were killed. The events of that evening are unclear, confusing and contradictory, and the information that has been revealed so far is conflicting and hardly believable.”