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.


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  1. So glad you posted a few days ago. We were hoping that you were safe. Terrible situation in Turkey. We pray for the people. The world’s a very scary place right now. Please take care.
    John and Mare (the candy people from your last job)


    1. Thank you and its good to hear from you. Personally, I was quite safe that evening but only because I resisted the urge to go out and see it from the front lines.


  2. Thank you for this update, it’s easy to pray generally for ‘the world’ but it’s more effective I think when there’s a ‘face’ a person who gives relevant information to direct us. God bless you and keep you in His hands.


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