As expected Erdogan the Turkish dictator has rounded up thousands of opponent after the failed coup.
From Fox News.
The Turkish government on Sunday ratcheted up its crackdown on alleged plotters of the botched coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, detaining as many as 6,000 people, including military officers, and issuing dozens of arrest warrants for judges and prosecutors, according to government officials.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said in a television interview that “the cleansing (operation) is continuing. Some 6,000 detentions have taken place. The number could surpass 6,000.”
Detention orders were for 53 more judges and prosecutors while 52 military officers were rounded up for their alleged roles in the failed coup, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
……the coup appears to have boosted Erdogan’s popularity. Clapping, singing and dancing, thousands of government backers celebrated the defeat of the coup in public squares in Ankara and Istanbul into the wee hours Sunday, bolstering support for the man who’s led Turkey for over 13 years.
Erdogan’s survival has turned him into a “sort of a mythical figure” and could further erode democracy in Turkey, said Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish research program at The Washington Institute.
“It will allow him to crack down on liberty and freedom of association, assembly, expression and media in ways that we haven’t seen before,” he said.
Evidently, the rank and file Turkish citizen likes the dictatorship.
From Fox News.
Turkey’s elected government on Saturday rounded up thousands of soldiers, including high-ranking officers, as it moved quickly to reassert control after a failed military coup to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim called the attempted coup a “black stain on Turkish democracy” that left 161 people dead and 1,440 wounded.
He said 2,839 military personnel had been detained as part of a crackdown on coup plotters.
……Government officials blamed the coup attempt on a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric, Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan has often accused the cleric and his supporters of attempting to overthrow the government. Gulen lives in exile in Pennsylvania and promotes a philosophy that blends a mystical form of Islam with staunch advocacy of democracy, education, science and interfaith dialogue.
Expect to see at least 2,839 executions.
Erdogan is a muzzie shitbag who seized churches and made them ‘property of the state’, and a dictator who arrests lawyers and designates journalists and teachers as “terrorists”. He also sues people who point out that he’s a dictator.
Fuck Turkey. They’re not exactly an ally of ours, anyway.