On July 15, Turkey was no longer a democracy to be saved. True, it would even be worse if the military successfully took over the government. The failure of the military on July 15 was a welcoming development for Turkish civilian politics, a historic one. But it was far from saving the Turkish democracy, which did not exist on July 15 anyway.
The U.S. State Department has revealed that they have received the request.
“We will stuff them into holes,” a government minister said of the coup plotters. “They will not hear a human voice again."
The military shake-up could impact Turkey's ability to contain the Islamic State in Syria and a Kurdish insurgency at home, analysts say.