An Anatomy of a Failed Turkish Coup

It was grimly ironic that at the moment when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cut off from his base of power, he resorted to the technology and social networks that he sought for years to demonize and shut down.

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The first rule of a coup d' tat is that the plotters have to take control swiftly of the state broadcaster’s building to convince the nation that they are now in control. The Turkish officers that planned and...