At this point, it is unclear whether the military coup in Turkey has succeeded or failed. Having been to Turkey twice, I hope the casualty county will be low. However, I am hoping that this coup succeeds. Turkey, under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has descended into an unreliable ally-no matter how close he may be to our misguided president. Erdogan is an Islamist who has badly damaged relations with Israel essentially because he is an anti-Semite. He is also a tyrant, who has badly damaged Turkey's democracy.
I may be going against the position of my government, but I hope that Erdogan will be removed from power.