WSJ -Coup Plotters Targeted Turkish Pres

By btails     09/28/2022
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Coup Plotters Targeted Turkish President With Helicopter Raid

After commandos failed to capture Turkish President Erdogan at a seaside resort, he launched a powerful counteroffensive that marshaled military might, technology and religion.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd after the funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul on Sunday. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES


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European leaders fear the Turkish president will use the foiled military coup to further tighten power and clamp down on opponents, but they need him to help slow the numbers of immigrants entering Europe from the Middle East and beyond.

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Turkey’s president has built a track record of squeezing and periodically blocking foreign social media firms. But his response to an attempted military coup shows Mr. Erdogan and his AKP party have become adept at using them, too.


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