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18th July 2016 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV

News 24

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir comments on the coup plotters from over the weekend.

18th July 2016 - Foreign Policy

Notes on a Failed Coup

John Hannah

For your consideration, several observations regarding Turkey’s failed coup: By any measure, the incompetence of the coup plotters was simply flabbergasting. They failed to heed virtually all the basic rules of successful coups.

18th July 2016 - Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg Markets

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses Turkey's political tensions.

18th July 2016 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

U.S.-Turkey Tension Over Cleric Explodes After Coup

Eric S. Edelman

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains of plotting this weekend's military coup, and some Turkish officials accuse the U.S. of playing a role.

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Sarah El Deeb, Suzan Fraser - Associated Press

Crackdown Following Failed Coup in Turkey Raises Concerns

Aykan Erdemir

Following a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government moved swiftly Sunday to shore up his power and remove those perceived as an enemy, saying it has detained 6,000 people.

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Carlo Munoz - The Washington Times

Thousands of Turks arrested after coup fails

Aykan Erdemir

Thousands of Turkish military and judicial officials have been arrested by state security forces as Ankara cracks down on opposition factions who masterminded a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government over the weekend.

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

The failed coup in Turkey presents a ‘great opportunity’ for ISIS

Aykan Erdemir

The failed coup against Turkey’s president will have ripple effects that extend far beyond the borders of the country. An uprising within NATO’s second-largest military — and the one that’s closest to ISIS’ center of power — spells trouble for the international fight against the...

17th July 2016 - BBC

BBC World News

John Hannah

FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah talks about the failed coup and political future for Turkey.

17th July 2016 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC’s Sunday Nights

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish Analyst Dr Aykan Erdemir, a former member of the Turkish parliament, and current fellow at the Washington based Foundation for Defense of Democracies begins this hour by examining what's behind the Turkish coup.

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Raphael Ahren - The Times of Israel

Failed coup could spark anti-Semitism, Turkish ex-MP warns

Aykan Erdemir

The attempt by some elements of the Turkish military to wrestle power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the weekend will not endanger Ankara’s commitment to reconciliation with Israel, but could stir anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic sentiment, a former Turkish lawmaker warned...

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

What we learned from the coup attempt in Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s military coup was swiftly put down by forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The consequences will ripple for days and weeks to come, the most recent being a massive crackdown on suspected plotters.

17th July 2016 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Why Turkish soldiers staged a coup — and ultimately failed

Aykan Erdemir

An attempted military coup by a faction within the Turkish armed forces calling itself the “Peace at Home Council” was stifled in less than 24 hours after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on his supporters to take to the streets and repel the uprising.

16th July 2016 - Quoted by Michael Crowley - Politico

Did Obama get Erdogan Wrong?

Eric S. Edelman

A few months before Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey, pro-government media outlets there published reports that the United States was actively plotting to depose Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Things came to a head at a State Department briefing in late March, when a Turkish...

16th July 2016 - PBS

NewsHour

Eric S. Edelman

FDD Senior Advisor Eric Edelman discusses the recent coup attempt in Turkey.

16th July 2016 - Quoted by Eric Schmitt and Dan Bilefsky - The New York Times

Turkey Interrupts U.S. Air Missions Against ISIS at Major Base

Aykan Erdemir

The Turkish authorities on Saturday halted, at least temporarily, all American-led strike missions against the Islamic State that had been flying from the Incirlik air base — the first major impact of the attempted coup on the broader allied campaign against the terrorist group, United...

16th July 2016 - BBC

BBC World News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the attempted coup in Turkey.

16th July 2016 - Quoted by Roy Gutman and Tracy Wilkinson - The Los Angeles Times

Failed coup in Turkey could allow Erdogan to tighten his grip on the troubled country

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apparently put down a clumsy military coup, but the fallout, as he punishes those who challenged his government, will plunge Turkey’s domestic politics and its relations with the U.S. into new turmoil.

16th July 2016 - Quoted by Raziye Akkoc - Agence France-Presse

What pushed the putsch against Erdogan — and what now?

Aykan Erdemir

He weathered anti-government protests that lasted for months in 2013. He escaped the flames that engulfed some of his ministers in a corruption investigation nearly three years ago. And now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has survived a military coup — a boast many of his...

15th July 2016 - Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the implications of the military's attempted coup in Turkey.

15th July 2016 - AP Radio

AP Radio

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the unfolding military coup attempt in Turkey.

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