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Why the coup in Turkey failed

The attempted military coup that shook Turkey on Friday was far closer than many realize to seizing state power. Tom Stevenson in Istanbul takes a closer look at why it ultimately failed.

Deutsche Welle

The 6th military coup d’état in Turkey: reasons and results

The concept of a coup d’état is not new to Turkey. Friday’s event was the sixth coup d’état following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, starting with the 1960 Turkish coup d’état, then the 1971 Turkish military memorandum, followed by the 1980 Turkish coup d’état, the 1993 alleged Turkish military coup, the 1997 Turkish military …

Sayed Ghoneim

Military regimes should not be recognised 

The military upheaval in Turkey, of which the final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event underscores the need to establish binding international legal principles to ban the recognition of military regimes as a result of coups d’état. Establishment of such principles, and the creation …

Cesar Chelala

Foiled coup could reshape Turkey’s politics

An emergency session for the Turkish parliament was held Saturday afternoon with pro-government supporter’s surrounding the headquarters with chants against the coup attempt and an inside of the building marred by last night’s destruction.

Daily News Egypt

Tourism – out of the shadow of terror?

Morocco – like Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt – has suffered a dip in tourism figures after terror attacks. Visitor numbers are still dropping, even five years after the last attack in the North African country.

Deutsche Welle

Terrorism in Turkey: threat from two sides

The bombing at Ataturk Airport is the most recent attack in a long line of lethal assaults Turkey has seen over the past year. The country is struggling to defend itself against Kurdish militants and Islamist terrorists.

Deutsche Welle