Daniel Pipes: Turkey’s Military Capitulation Hits Home

by Daniel Pipes
April 16, 2012

Retired Gen. Çevik Bir jailed in postmodern coup case” reads the headline in Today’s Zaman, complete with a picture of a policeman accompanying Bir as he left a courthouse after being arrested.

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Bir is the Turkish military figure I have had the most contact with, so his arrest has a personal feel that the other incarcerations did not.

Here is a picture of him presenting me with a souvenir gift at military headquarters in Ankara in 1997. (April 16, 2012)

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