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    It’s been five years since an attempted coup in Turkey that changed the course of the country’s democracy. On the evening of June 15th 2016, a faction within the Turkish military tried to take over, but ultimately failed. Since then, president Recep Tayipp Erdogan has detained hundreds of thousands of opponents, including public servants, journalists and academics. Abdulhamit Bilici was watching on that night from Washington where he’d fled after the newspaper he ran was taken over by the government just months earlier.

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    Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.

    Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.

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