President Recep Tayyip Erdogan swiftly reestablished control of Turkey last week after an army faction attempted to overthrow the government.
- Baker Institute scholar A.Kadir Yildirim explains how Erdogan may exploit the failed coup. Read his commentary in the Washington Post, July 20.
- Baker Institute director Edward Djerejian is referenced in a Houston Chronicle story on the fallout from the coup: "Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, once said that the lesson for the Middle East is that democracy means one person, one vote, but not just one time." Houston Chronicle, July 19 (subscription required)
- Fellow Joe Barnes writes that a successful coup in Turkey would have further complicated U.S. foreign policy toward the country. Read his July 19 post in the Baker Institute Blog.
Check this page in the coming days as Baker Institute experts examine further developments in Turkey.