Monday, July 18, 2016

Failed coup in Turkey

While the world was shaken by the news of the terror attack in Nice, an attempt of coup emerged in Turkey.

In this conflict, approximately 300 people were killed. The military force conquered the TV station to commit the rebellion. However, the military seemed not unified. Some of the commanders condemned the defiant action, and expected the failure of the coup.

Telegraph: Turkey coup against President Erdogan: everything we know on Monday

Finally, the riot side was defeated, and approximately 6,000 people were arrested by the police. Anti-authority powers seem to be completely attenuated. On the other hand, it suggests that Turkish military has become vulnerable because thousands of soldiers are under arrest.

The Washington Post: Turkey detains 6,000 in failed coup amid signs of chaos in the military

Turley is a NATO member, and has played an important role in the battle against ISIS. The US is eager to maintain a close relationship with Turkey for keeping the influence on the Middle East, while many Turkish people do not like the US. Due to this attempted coup, the US lost the access to Turkish airspace temporally. It will not affect the operation of the US against ISIS directly, but is no good for the both nations.

The Guardian: Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis

This incident means weakened control of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He previously gained both domestic and international reputation. But in recent years, he was broadly criticized on his authoritative ways of political control. Some people blame him for responsible for deteriorated situation in the Middle East.

It is not sure this attempted coup will have an impact on Turkey. I am afraid conflicts in this region will make the situation more unstable.

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