July 19, 2016

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Erdogan is using this failed coup to get rid of the last vestiges of secular Turkey.

“As Istanbul’s mayor, Mr. Erdoğan once said: ‘Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.’ Perhaps desperate to find in Turkey proof that Islamism is compatible with democracy, the West has refused to believe what Turks know: Mr. Erdoğan arrived at his stop years ago,” Michael Rubin wrote on “The Roots of the Turkish Uprising” in the Wall Street Journal in 2013.