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Turkey After The Coup

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Turkish riot police stand guard outside a courthouse where prosecutors are questioning hundreds of coup plotters

Turkish riot police stand guard outside a courthouse where prosecutors are questioning hundreds of coup plotters, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Turkey’s National Security Council is holding an emergency meeting following a coup attempt last week that was derailed by security forces and protesters loyal to the government. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was heading the meeting Wednesday of the council, which is the highest advisory body on security issues.

Burhan Ozbilici

After last weekend’s failed coup attempt, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has sacked or suspended as many as 50,000 people. Police, military leaders, judges, teachers, political opponents and other civil society members have been rounded up because they are suspected of having somehow been involved with the coup. 

We get the latest from Henri J. Barkey of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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