The West heaves a sigh of relief as democracy makes a step forward in Turkey
Published 18/07/2016 | 02:30
In Turkey, shortly after midnight local time on Saturday, tanks moved onto the streets of Istanbul and Ankara. The sound of gunfire was heard across both cities and military jets streaked across the night sky over both cities. An old-style military coup attempt was under way.
By morning, the coup was effectively over, the ringleaders were rounded up and more than 6,000 people are now detained.
Large sections of the judiciary seem to have been removed as the finger is pointed at Fethullah Gulen and his movement.