On the news tonight they showed crowds of Turkish people jubilantly celebrating the putdown of the coup. Even if they didn’t favor a coup (which, truth be told, wasn’t a great idea), should they be so jubilant?
It is almost as if the chickens in the henhouse were celebrating the retention of the local fox. Maybe the more rational citizens stayed at home, but, given Erdogan’s rule and the history of Turkey in the 20th century, it seems to me that the proper response is resignation and sadness. Surely they know what’s coming now.
Or am I Turksplaining?