Erdogan’s power grab: Turkish president declares state of emergency after failed coup

The move will allow the despot to bypass parliament in passing new laws. He can also suspend rights and freedoms as he deems necessary.

erdogan-1-940x673Erdogan stamps his authority by charging 99 military leaders

Turkey has formally charged 99 generals and admirals following Last Friday’s failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempted to stamp his authority on a shaken country with a high-profile meeting of loyal commanders and his cabinet in Ankara yesterday.

Despite growing international alarm, the Erdogan government was expanding its purge of alleged coup backers with the announcement that around 6,500 employees of Turkey’s education ministry had been suspended.