Turkey and the Failed Coup One Year Later
Analysis from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
One year after the failed coup of July 15, 2016, Turkey is in crisis. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used the post-coup crackdown on the junta plotters to cast a wide net over his opponents, from leftists to seculars and Kurdish nationalists. Furthermore, this crisis is shaping not only Turkey’s role as a U.S. ally against the Islamic State in Syria but also its ties to NATO, Russia, and the EU.