FAILED MILITARY COUP FACES CONSEQUENCES
A military coup in Turkey made headlines over the weekend as Turkish people participated in the attempt to overthrow the government. However, the coup failed and as such, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun to crack down on those suspected to have been involved. Over 50,000 people have been arrested in this nation-wide purge of dissenting voices. Fearful that Erdogan might turn this crackdown into a witch hunt, Western leaders have cautioned the Turkish president to remain democratic with respect to arrests and the death penalty, something which Erdogan has not yet ruled out. The wide net, cast by what is left of the Turkish authorities, has caught 118 generals, 21,000 teachers, 15,200 Education Ministry personnel, 2,745 judges and prosecutors, and 1,577 deans.