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Turkey and Erdogan Five Years After the Failed Coup

July 15, 2021

Episode Notes:

Five years ago today, elements of the Turkish military tried to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The coup failed and Erdogan has remained in power ever since.

Dr. Nick Danforth joins the Warcast to discuss how the coup attempt continues to shape modern Turkey. Nick is a non-resident fellow at ELIAMEP, visiting scholar at the Elliott School, contributing editor at War on the Rocks, and author of The Remaking of Republican Turkey: Memory and Modernity since the Fall of the Ottoman Empire.


[ 00:56] Five years on, what was the significance of the Turkish coup attempt for Turkish domestic politics?

[ 03:28 ] What have been the key geopolitical consequences of the coup attempt?

[ 06:07 ] What have analysts of Turkey learned from the coup attempt and how did it affect your understanding of the country?

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