The Lesson Turkey’s Putschists Didn’t Learn From the Plot Against Hitler

Coup conspirators need to be flexible, spontaneous and aware that speed is more important than secrecy, Israeli historian Danny Orbach says.

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In July, a few days before the 72nd anniversary of the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the Turkish army attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “In both the technique and its mistakes, the...