“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” – Failed Coup Cost Turkey $100 Million, According to Government Estimates / AN OVERVIEW – the costs of the affair


The Turkish government has estimated that the failed July 15 coup attempt has cost the country’s economy $100 million, and that the figure could still rise, Turkish Customs and Commerce Minister Bulent Tufenkci told Hurriyet. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed over the weekend new constitutional reforms that would place the intelligence service and military chief-of-staff directly under presidential control. The proposal is the latest effort by Erdogan to consolidate the power of the presidency. The Turkish government has now reportedly filed a second extradition request for Fethullah Gulen, the controversial cleric who the government has accused of orchestrating the coup. A delegation of opposition politicians is visiting Washington, DC, this week, where they have spoken in favor of the extradition and said they stand behind the government and against the attempted coup. Read all