Turkey’s Erdogan Goes His Own Way as Distrust With U.S. Grows
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a rally on Monday to honor the victims of the 2016 failed coup. Mr. Erdogan has tried to recast Turkey as a more independent actor on the international stage.
Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press
By Carlotta Gall
July 16, 2019
ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has marked the anniversary of a failed coup against him every passing year — this week was the third — with a national holiday that has turned the traumatic event into a celebration of Turkish nationalism.
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