14 Jul 17

Turkey Marks Coup Anniversary With Changed Face

One year on from the failed military coup, Turkey is a land both transformed – and divided.

BIRN Team Ankara, Belgrade, Istanbul, Sarajevo
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP.

The consequences of what the Turkish government declared had been an attempted military coup – allegedly instigated by US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen – have since changed the face of the country.

On July 15, 2016, Turkey descended into chaos as military battles and protests on the streets of Ankara, Istanbul and other Turkish cities shook the nation and the world alike.

While the coup itself lasted for mere few hours, the crackdown that president Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched against the alleged organizers, and quickly expanded to eliminate his political opponents, still continues.

Turkey’s future remains unclear, as more and more people and firms leave the country, which has become a jail for many of its citizens and a pariah in the eyes of some of its former allies.

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