ASSESSMENTS

Why the Turkish Coup Will Likely Fail

MIN READJul 16, 2016 | 00:02 GMT

Turkish armored personnel carriers move through the streets of Istanbul in the early hours of July 16. The plotters of the coup had the element of surprise on their side, but the attempt is already starting to fray.

(DEFNE KARADENIZ/Getty Images)

Turkey’s coup plotters certainly had the element of surprise working in their favor. The speed in which the military deployed in major cities and took control of critical power nodes showed a high degree of organization and efficiency. But the coup attempt is already starting to fray. ...

image of globe

Connected Content

Article Search