The Coup Felt Round the World

MIN READJul 19, 2016 | 00:26 GMT

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin lead administrations with tight control of their countries' armed forces. Even so, the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey will likely give the rulers pause.

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In the wake of his military's quashed coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not the only world leader taking stock of his hold on power. When such uprisings occur, officials in other countries -- no matter how disparate their governments or how distant their borders -- inevitably wonder whether it could happen to them....

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