Following the July 15, 2016, military coup in Turkey, Andrew Brunson – an Evangelical pastor currently under house arrest in Turkey – said: “We were waiting for some events to shake the Turks […], the coup attempt was a shock, many Turks trusted the military as they did in the past […] We will eventually win.”
The NSU trial in Germany has finally been concluded. However, there are many questions that remain unanswered.
The U.S. decision to abandon Syrian rebels in the southern region has led to a trust issue between the YPG-dominated SDF and the U.S. administration.
What was the role of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs during the July 15 coup attempt?
FETO is not only a threat for Turkey but one for all countries that still allow for the group to operate within their borders.
The state of emergency in Turkey was necessary for the fight against FETO and now it could be permanently uplifted on July 18 depending on the decision made by the Parliament.
There was never innocence within FETO and the members of the criminal cult only paid respect to their leader – Fetullah Gulen – who they believed to be the “messiah.”
“While the EU’s grand effort to keep the JCPOA alive seems to fail in the future, unlike the U.S., the participant countries have shown that they still maintain the channel of communication with the government of Iran.”
In his attempt to undermine China’s hegemony in the Asia Pacific, Trump is harming the Western alliance.
The June 24 elections were the first general elections that were held in the aftermath of the failed military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and as such they represented the dawn of democratic normalization and a potential end to the state of emergency that was declared after the coup.