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Turkey; Coup Attempt Major Problem for U.S. – First a bit of history

Turkey emerged in the early 1900’s from a severely weakened (by war) Ottoman Empire and with the emergence of its first President, Mustafa Kamal, of the newly establish Republic. Kamal’s vision was to bring Turkey out of the ashes of Ottoman control into a new era where Turkey mirrored the advancing economies of Europe and the U.S. Key democratic principles, as he proffered, would prohibit Church and Military rule.

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