Turkish coup came close to succeeding


New details are emerging that show how close the Turkish coup came to success. Contrary to what has already become the conventional wisdom, the attempt was very well organized. But the plotters had some bad luck.

One observer said that the coup started to fail when the president, the prime minister  and high-level army commanders went on the air and declared their support for the democratically elected government and called on citizens to go into the streets to block pro-coup troops.

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