Turkey: Pro-government Media Accuse Wilson Center Of Coup Attempt

Turkish special forces unit stand on a crane as a giant portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hanged over a Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally in Istanbul, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A massive crowd of flag-waving supporters gathered in Istanbul Sunday for a giant rally to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since Turkey’s July 15 abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead.
Turkish special forces unit stand on a crane as a giant portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hanged over a Democracy and Martyrs' Rally in Istanbul. A massive crowd of flag-waving supporters gathered in Istanbul Sunday for a giant rally to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since Turkey’s July 15 abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead. Emrah Gurel / AP Photo
Turkish special forces unit stand on a crane as a giant portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hanged over a Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally in Istanbul, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A massive crowd of flag-waving supporters gathered in Istanbul Sunday for a giant rally to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since Turkey’s July 15 abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead.
Turkish special forces unit stand on a crane as a giant portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hanged over a Democracy and Martyrs' Rally in Istanbul. A massive crowd of flag-waving supporters gathered in Istanbul Sunday for a giant rally to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since Turkey’s July 15 abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead. Emrah Gurel / AP Photo

Turkey: Pro-government Media Accuse Wilson Center Of Coup Attempt

Amid a massive civil society crackdown and rapprochement with Russia, pro-government media in Turkey have accused a frequent Worldview guest of being behind the July 15th failed coup attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Henri Barkey, the director of Middle East Programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of the book Turkey’s Syria Predicament, joins us to answer the claims against him.