Dr. P. T. Kadercan is a visiting assistant professor of history at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who specializes in modern European and Near Eastern history. Dr. B. Kadercan is an assistant professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College in Newport, specializing in territorial and religious conflicts; the views expressed here are solely his own.
The piece was submitted for publication in April 2016, several months before the coup attempt of July 15. The authors consciously chose to make no changes to the content of the document beyond copyediting.
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