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Erdogan Launches Crackdown After Failed Coup in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wasted little time Saturday before launching a purge of his enemies. He promised on his arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport to punish the coup plotters who had tried to kill him. “They will pay a heavy price for this,” said Erdoğan. But he made clear he saw opportunity in Friday’s events. “This uprising is a gift from God to us, because this will be a reason to cleanse our army,” the president told supporters at the airport. Few regional...

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