From Fox News:
Friday nightâ€™s failed coup was Turkeyâ€™s last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society.Â Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe.
That tragically failed coup was a forlorn hope, not an attempt to take over a country. Turkey is not a banana republic in which the military grasps the reins for its own profit.Â For almost a century, the Turkish armed forces have been the guardians of the countryâ€™s secular constitution. Most recently, coups in 1960, 1971 and 1980 (with â€œnon-coupâ€ pressure in 1997) saw the military intervene to prevent the countryâ€™s collapse.