Chaos Plays Into Erdogan’s Hands After a Career Shaped by Coups

  • Erdogan seen concentrating power after thwarting rebels
  • After blaming preacher Gulen, purging ranks has begun

The political career of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been shaped by military coups, real or imagined, for more than four decades. Friday’s attempt is likely to prove the most consequential, and potentially empowering, of them all.

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