According to The Intercept, supporters of the coup movement include Donald Trump political supporter Fadli Zon and business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo (commonly known as Hary Tanoe).
As an opponent noted: "Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation—and yet [nearly] half of the people of Turkey" voted against expanding the president's authority.
Turkey's president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.
The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.
"Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country's progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades." (Pictured, Klein and Stone.)"Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country's progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades." (Pictured, Klein and Stone.)
Troops, police and citizens blockaded the Incirlik air base for several hours after intelligence raised suspicions of another coup being plotted in the wake of the failed attempt in mid-July.
President Erdogan is now cracking down on academics, government and civil service workers, and establishments perceived to support his opposition. He believes Fethullah Gülen, a self-exiled cleric who lives in the U.S., was behind last week's revolt.
An attempt by members of the military to take over the Turkish government has failed, with 161 people killed, more than 1,440 injured and 2,839 military personnel arrested, among them dozens of top officials.