Ironically, Erdogan has done exactly what the failed coup wanted to do in Turkey

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Some conspiracy theorists think Erdogan himself was behind the coup – indeed, that is Gulen’s contention.

Yet the reality is more straightforward: he has seized an unexpected opportunity

If President Erdogan is to be believed, last year’s failed coup in Turkey was an attempt by his erstwhile ally, Fethullah Gulen – a conservative Islamist like him – to overthrow the Government and do away with the Constitution and National Assembly.

Kek 9iGulen, it should be said, denies that he was in any way involved.

Still, while Turkey has had a chequered history on human rights – particularly with respect to the Kurds – it was a…

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