‘Turkey is a tyranny of the masses’
Even before the attempted coup, Turkey was no longer a democracy according to political scientist Dr Roy Karadag, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen. He told EurActiv’s partner WirtschaftsWoche what Erdogan has planned for Turkey next and why the EU refugee deal hangs in the balance.
It is quite possible that at least some in Ankara would call the agreement into question. In any case, Turkey will insist that its controversial terror laws remain in place, as they are.
Yes, that’s a difficult ask. Erdogan will insist maintaining the laws because of the coup attempt.
In 2011, many leaders of the country’s General Staff asked for their retirement. Since then, the military appears to have been de-powered politically. Nevertheless, as proved by Friday’s events, there was still dissatisfaction among the armed forces.
So to that extent, both are true. The failed putsch for sure shows that the military will not be able to exercise any political power now.