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, el gran manipulador. Who prevented the coup and who hit the streets? – Ali Ergin Demirhan. Who prevented the coup and who hit the streets? – Ali Ergin Demirhan. Turkey's coup may have failed – but history shows it won’t be long before another one succeeds.
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. Turkey's military coup is playing out in real time on Facebook Live. 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. 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. Efe Kerem Sozeri. The reality of life under Turkey's internet censorship machine. 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. ¿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. 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. 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.
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. Why Turkey issued a social media ban during a coup attempt—and promptly lifted it.