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A Coup as Audacious as Turkey's Future

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Jul 19, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Turkey Coup Ankara Erdogan
People wave Turkish flags July 17 in front of a billboard in Ankara displaying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey's coup attempt will lay bare the country's inescapable identity crisis.
(CHRIS MCGRATH/Getty Images)

Turkey suffers from an inescapable identity crisis. If we were to paint Turkey in broad strokes, we would see the portrait of a nation torn between a largely secular old guard centered on Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara, fusing Asia with Europe, and a more pious hinterland centered on the unforgiving Anatolian plateau, fusing Turkey with the Muslim world....

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