Turkey's Coup: How To Purge Political Enemies. The attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, could have been a promising moment, one that encouraged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pursue a decidedly more democratic path. He could have used the opportunity to educate his citizens on the merits of electoral, rather than military, solutions to political conflict. After every major opposition party came out against the coup attempt, he could have seized the moment to build unity and emphasize that even amid partisan political differences, most Turks share a commitment to democratic practices.
He could even have brought some other parties into his government to ensure their shared stake in preserving democracy. But this has not happened, and will not happen. And for good reason: Even if such moves would be good for Turkey, they’re not good for Erdogan himself. Erdogan is adept at replacing opponents with lackeys, and the failed coup gives him another opportunity. Erdogan’s strategy, however, comes with its own risks. Erdogan, el gran manipulador. El presidente de Turquía, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Estambul, 1954), es un émulo del ruso Vladimir Putin: utiliza las instituciones democráticas más o menos vaciadas de contenido para llevar a cabo un gobierno autoritario sin concesiones a la disidencia.
Así gobierna desde que se encaramó a la presidencia en 2014. Ahora, será peor. Es un tipo frío, manipulador e implacable que ha ido perdiendo el halo con el que llegó a poder en 2003 (como primer ministro): el rostro de un islam amable y moderado capaz de integrarse en la Unión Europea, un puente entre la radicalidad de Al Qaeda y la democracia occidental. Erdogan reactivó el conflicto kurdo con la excusa de la guerra de Siria, después de que la guerrilla del PKK se asentara en un alto el fuego que parecía la antesala de un acuerdo de paz capaz de poner fin a un conflicto de décadas que ha causado miles de muertos. Los kurdos turcos representan algo más del 15% de la población. No es una realidad que se pueda ignorar. Who prevented the coup and who hit the streets? – Ali Ergin Demirhan | Sendika.Org.
Who prevented the coup and who hit the streets? – Ali Ergin Demirhan | Sendika.Org. Turkey's coup may have failed – but history shows it won’t be long before another one succeeds | Voices | The Independent. Recep Tayyip Erdogan had it coming. The Turkish army was never going to remain compliant while the man who would recreate the Ottoman Empire turned his neighbours into enemies and his country into a mockery of itself. But it would be a grave mistake to assume two things: that the putting down of a military coup is a momentary matter after which the Turkish army will remain obedient to its sultan; and to regard at least 161 deaths and more than 2,839 detained in isolation from the collapse of the nation-states of the Middle East. For the weekend’s events in Istanbul and Ankara are intimately related to the breakdown of frontiers and state-belief – the assumption that Middle East nations have permanent institutions and borders – that has inflicted such wounds across Iraq, Syria, Egypt and other countries in the Arab world.
Play Video Close This is a modal window. Erdogan: Turkey coup bid 'an act of treason' Needless to say, Washington’s first reaction was instructive. Reuse content. Turkey's military coup is playing out in real time on Facebook Live | The Daily Dot. Unnumbered Turkish citizens took to the streets in the early hours of Saturday morning as members the country's military staged a coup d'état—and it all played out in real time on Facebook Live. Hundreds of Turks launched Facebook Live video streams showing widespread demonstrations as the country teetered on the edge of chaos. Using Facebook's mapping feature, users can flip through streams as easily as you would channel surf, allowing anyone to gain a first-person view of history as it happens.
Turkey's government throttled access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, effectively blocking easy access to the social media services, soon after members of the Turkish Armed Forces seized control of government buildings, the state-run television station, airports, bridges, and more, in an attempt to take over the country. Turks are able to circumvent internet throttling and censorship through the use of privacy tools like Tor. To find feeds from Turkey, click here and look for Turkey on the map. Turkey's President Hated The Internet Until It Helped Save Him From A Coup - BuzzFeed News.
Cyberpower Crushes Coup. Cyberpower Crushes Coup Rewriting the rulebook on coups, time to add cyberpower Mere hours after the putsch in Turkey has failed, it is still too early to understand exactly what went on. Given those constraints, I still want to discuss something which has altered “the game” so much that the existing guidebook needs to be significantly revised. I am not a military strategist, but I have lived through a couple coups here in Thailand, so I have some first hand experience of what they look like. The Good Coup Guide A coup is basically a sucker punch. Essentially, the existing leaders need to be removed from positions of power and their ability to coordinate and organise a resistance must be blocked.
Keys To A Successful Putsch The basic process is something like the following, preferably all at the same time: Coups I Have Known Coups I have experienced that “worked.” Thailand, 2006 The prime minister was out of the country giving a talk at the UN. Thailand, 2014 Opening Gambit Don’t Forget The Cyber. Efe Kerem Sozeri | The Daily Dot. The reality of life under Turkey's internet censorship machine | The Daily Dot. Turkey, the world champion in Twitter censorship, presents a tough challenge for regular internet users thanks to its growing blacklist of 100,000 banned websites. But determined Turks are tough. After all, they are the ones who placed the #TurkeyBlockedTwitter hashtag on world’s top trends list—while Twitter was blocked nationwide. And despite Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan having sued nearly 2,000 people for insulting him—many for social media posts—he couldn’t manage to stop online political criticism inside Turkey, nor could he stop networks of activists spreading news of Turkey’s human rights violations all around the world.
As such, the ‘hurdle web’ of Turkey (as named by the citizens’ collective behind the list of banned websites, Engelli Web) has turned many ordinary citizens into anonymous internet activists. The risks of having an opinion Sometimes it is hard to keep up the pace with the government. The blank page of censorship. El movimiento Gülen - El Orden Mundial. La gente en Turquía habla de ello, uno tiene que prestar atención y hacer muchas preguntas, la mayoría responderá vagamente, pero con insistencia las respuestas empiezan a cobrar sentido.
Esto que todos saben pero nadie comenta, bien por miedo o por desconocimiento, es el conocido como Movimiento Gülen, comúnmente llamado en Turquía “Estado Paralelo”. Es un movimiento socio-religioso que ha encontrado en este país el mejor escenario para desarrollarse y extenderse. Con un 99%de población musulmana y con un secularismo establecido constitucionalmente, el tipo de Islam turco, con sus distintas interpretaciones, difiere de lo que se encuentra en otros lugares y favorece la aparición de este tipo de movimientos. La Cemaat o comunidad, es el resultado de un proyecto desarrollado por un Imán, Fethullah Gülen, en la década de los 70. Un suelo fértil Con esta base cofrade, no es extraño encontrar que dentro de las fronteras otomanas surgieran distintas formas de interpretación del Islam.
¿Quo Vadis, Turquía? - El Orden Mundial. Cuando hablamos de Turquía y a su relevancia a nivel internacional, no podemos dejar de pensar en su situación geográfica. Una posición entre dos continentes, separando realidades que van a confluir en sus fronteras. Es este el regalo y la carga de un país como el turco. Geoestratégicamente no tiene comparación, lindando con países europeos como Grecia y Bulgaria al oeste, mientras que en el lado opuesto limita con una amalgama de estados con situaciones sociopolíticas muy diversas. Encontramos países cristianos como Armenia, donde el 95% de su población profesa esta religión, y países con una fuerte presencia del Islam – chií – a nivel nacional como Irán. Esta situación hace de la política exterior turca un asunto complejo y difícil de analizar. Pero Turquía no posee sólo una situación geográfica. Esto hace que para comprender las dinámicas de las regiones colindantes, tengamos que prestar atención a la política interna del país.
En un limbo político El lado oriental del Bósforo. Commentary: Coup or not, Erdogan is still the likely winner in Turkey. Turkey was already undergoing a slow-motion coup – by Erdoğan, not the army | Opinion. What happens in Turkey matters. It is a G20 economy in a sensitive part of the world, sharing borders with Iraq, Iran and Syria. Turkey is an asset to its Nato partners when it is able to exercise a leadership role. It can be a liability when its own problems – like the tension with its Kurdish population – spill over those frontiers. And it can be a millstone around the world’s neck when it decides, as it did on Friday, to self-harm. The coup attempt that night was, by any account, a cack-handed affair. Indeed, the question is less why the coup failed than why it was ever carried out. Indeed, many would argue that Turkey was already in the throes of a slow motion coup d’état, not by the military but by Erdoğan himself.
The pressures on the media have been well documented, as the country slides in international ratings by organisations such as Freedom House, from partly free to not free at all. Increasingly, the government has put the judiciary under its thumb. Erdogan promised to bring true democracy to Turkey. Instead, he’s held it hostage — Quartz. June 23, Year of Mossack Fonseca Tax Solutions Neville Smethwick wakes early and leaps from bed to draw his curtains onto a world of birdsong, bunting and beer tents. He hums to himself as he dresses, pulling on breeches, bellpads, a baldric, clogs, his cherished silk-trimmed boater, his tatter-coat.
He pauses at the mirror by the door, gives a brief caper, then jangles down the communal stairs, through the small, airless entry-hall, and out into the suburban morning, a briar pipe clamped jauntily between his teeth. Neville is 28, single, and works in wealth management at Barclays Global Investors, specialising in payment streamlining solutions. Neville sees himself as a graduate of the school of life, having grown into adulthood against the backdrop of economic malaise and civil unrest that followed the first, fabled Independence Day, when the pound and the stock markets crashed, and British politics lurched from farce to tragedy and back again. – Are you alright? –Parlez-vous Français? Erdogan promised to bring true democracy to Turkey. Instead, he’s held it hostage — Quartz. Turquia tenia un risc mínim de patir un (raríssim) cop d'estat. Si el cop d'estat a Turquia va ser una sorpresa, com es diu, hi ha un bon motiu: és totalment el contrari del que diu la teoria, resultat de dècades d'investigació, sobre com, quan i per què passen alçaments com aquest.
El cop de divendres difereix, de molt, dels patrons habituals. I els científics que els estudien diuen que, a Turquia, el risc de patir un alçament contra el poder era mínim. L'enorme distància entre la insurrecció a Turquia i altres cops d'estat ajuda a entendre per què va fallar la temptativa. Però també posa en evidència que hi ha molts interrogants oberts. No era un país en risc de patir un cop d'estat Els cops d'estat no s'originen només per iniciativa d'una o diverses accions individuals sinó també per factors estructurals. Els politòlegs, a través del seguiment de factors com les tendències econòmiques, les llibertats polítiques o el grau de salut pública, han identificat diversos models que permeten predir els alçaments. Moltes preguntes sense resposta. Why Turkey issued a social media ban during a coup attempt—and promptly lifted it | The Daily Dot.
As a military coup began to take shape on Friday night, Turkish government temporarily blocked Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The practice is considered a now-standard reaction to civil unrest in Turkey. Its short duration, however, was anything but predictable. New evidence suggests that ISPs were ordered to lift the ban on social media to help spread Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for supporters to defy the coup. At 10:50pm local time, approximately an hour after the first reports of the coup attempt, Turkish censorship research team @TurkeyBlocks confirmed the ban being in effect: Twitter claimed it suspected “intentional slowing” of their traffic in Turkey, and Dyn Research confirmed that access to both Twitter and Facebook were being “throttled” (slowed down) in Turkey during the coup attempt. Dyn Research later updated that the blocks had been lifted from Facebook and Twitter mere hours later at about 1am Turkish local time.