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Jul 16

Attempt to overthrow Turkey’s government reportedly fails

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“National security” is something of an oxymoron. The fabric of history shows that liberal societies in which common people have more freedom to innovate, invent, and create without oversight of the state tend to be the most secure societies.

Paradoxically, societies that are ruled by a cult of government omnipotence tend to reel from crisis to crisis.

As previous posts have detailed, the government of Turkey has spent the past 2 years cracking down on anti-government criticism, jailing comedians, reporters and even teenagers who speak against government. See here, here, here, and here.

Now there has been an attempted coup against Turkey’s “rulership.”

It appears the coup has failed. See here.