Wrap yourself in a flag and take it to the streets. Citizens throughout Turkey did that again tonight to continue the celebration of the key part they played in shutting down the failed coup. Here are some shots of those celebrations in Gaziantep. Sorry about the poor quality, my phone does not like taking pictures after the sun has gone down.
Erdogan also has been in a celebratory mood these past few days. He has demonstrated this by declaring a three month state of emergency, shutting down 626 schools, disbarring over six thousand judges and lawmakers, sacking and/or arresting over 60,000 people including 8,000 cops and nearly 22,000 educators. As if all this wasn’t bad enough, on Al Jazeera tonight Erdogan holds out the promise of restoring the death penalty. Doing so is an absolute guarantee that Turkey will never be allowed into the EU.