F-16 jet flying low over Istanbul, 15 July 2016
Editor’s note: What follows is the author’s translation of an article that appeared on 17 July 2016; the original Turkish version is here.
It was an extraordinary, traumatic 24-hour period. We do not have a full grip on the details of what happened, but it is highly possible that it will result in bringing more authoritarianism and stronger polarization, fear, anxiety, and intervention in the lifestyles of almost half of the people in Turkey, along with many other catastrophes that we fear to think and say aloud.
The oppression of the coup d’état attempt has already turned into a collective and summoned frenzy where attacks on Alevites, Syrian refugees, and people drinking alcohol outside started to occur.
There will undoubtedly be a great number of analyses of 15 July 2016 and its aftermath. My intention is not to add…
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