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Broken Trust: How a Failed Coup Weakens Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 | 19:10 GMT
It will take the Turkish military years to recover from the failed coup.
Clothes and weapons from soldiers who took part in the July 15 coup attempt lie abandoned on Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge. It will take the Turkish military years to recover from the failed putsch.
(GOKHAN TAN/Getty Images)

A recent failed coup attempt will leave Ankara looking inward at a time of rising external threats. Because the coup emerged from within certain divisions of the military, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will engage in heavy purges of the armed forces, making it difficult for Ankara to use them as an instrument of policy and national strategy in the years ahead....

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