President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power.
The military coup against the Turkish government was a tragic event in the nations history. However, now that the plot has failed, people are turning their attention to President Recep Erdogan who they believe might take advantage of the situation and use it to increase his power. This would come as no surprise to the people since Erdogan has, in the past, used his authority to silence journalists and political enemies. The people of Turkey and around the world need to keep a close eye on the President Recep in the days to come to make sure that his actions are honest and lawful.