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    USA TODAY

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    In The Know

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    The Telegraph

    Erdogan should be nervous about this lesson from Turkey's past

    One general rule of modern military coups is that victory goes to whoever seizes control of the state TV studios. Yet when troops tried to overthrow Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2016, they forgot that today’s leaders have access to smartphones. Minutes after they announced on state TV news that his “autocratic” government was over, Erdogan FaceTimed a presenter on a rival channel, insisting he was still in charge and urging his supporters to fight back. Thus did Erdogan loyalists take to the streets to thwart the coup-mongers, who feared that his Islamist populism was undermining Turkey’s secular republic. Yet in the harsh reprisals that followed, he has perhaps proved their point about his autocratic streak: more than 50,000 people have been thrown in jail on suspicion of being coup sympathisers. Then again, as Jeremy Seal points out in his new book, Erdogan has good reason to feel jittery. A Coup in Turkey tells the story of a previous elected Turkish leader, Adnan Menderes, who was the target of an earlier military putsch, in 1960 – this one ending in his execution. Like Erdogan, Menderes was a populist who courted the religiously devout. And in similar fashion, that provoked the wrath of the generals in Turkey’s secular elite – who, Seal says, distrust any politician seeking the “prayer rug vote”. Today, Erdogan cites Menderes as one of Turkey’s greatest political martyrs, although in the West the name is barely remembered. In 1959, Menderes briefly made the headlines in Britain when his official plane crash-landed near Gatwick, killing most of those on board. He walked away with barely a scratch, convincing his religious supporters that he was “in Allah’s care”. Seal opens his book with that fateful plane crash episode, showing how Menderes’s rise and fall has echoes in the Erdogan era. Then, as now, Turkey lived in the shadow of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, who steered the country to secularism after the Ottoman Empire’s collapse at the end of the First World War. Education was made compulsory, women given the vote, and the role of Islam curbed in politics. Such was the pace of westernisation that when Turkey’s Arabic-style script was replaced with a Latin one, Turks had just four months to master the new alphabet before the old one was outlawed. At first, Menderes and his new Democrat Party seemed a benign influence on this aggressive modernisation. After the Second World War, he championed a free press and democracy, ending a period of one-party rule by the secular Republicans. He brought pipes, roads and buses to Turkey’s rural voters, whom the Republicans had shunned as ignorant peasants. His followers, who gave him three election victories between 1950 and 1960, acclaimed him as the man “who had taken their feet out of rawhide sandals”. At the same time though, Menderes permitted mosques to thrive once more, infuriating the metropolitan secularists, for whom every temple was “a breeding ground for provincial fatalism and inertia”. As Seal puts it: “In the land of Atatürk, the unforgivable sin was to court religious reaction and so condemn the country to obscurity and superstition.”

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    Yahoo Life

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    Yahoo Celebrity

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    INSIDER

    A Black nurse was discharged from the hospital with a life-threatening tear in her artery. Her doctor dismissed it as a migraine.

    Ashanti Coleman's carotid artery was ruptured and 50% blocked, but she says her pain was ignored. Her experience is common among Black women.

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