This week in Restoring Family Links: 07/18/2016-07/22/2016

This week in Restoring Family Links: 07/18/2016-07/22/2016

Turkey: Friday night, July 15, Turkey experienced an attempted military coup, resulting in 161 deaths and at least 1,440 people injured. After a night of fighting between the insurgent military faction and the government, President Recept Tayyip Erdogan declared that the coup was over and that the government was still in charge.   

Aside this recent coup, Turkey has gone through three military takeovers in 1960, 1971, and 1980 respectively and the people then went through gross human rights violations. According to Elif Shafak, a Turkish novelist and essayist, because of this history, Turkish people are willing to defend the civilian rule against any military coups because they do not want another dictatorship even if they are not fond of the ruling government.

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