Originally Posted by rnoldh
Which result do you think is better for US interests? This is not a trick or bait question. I don't know much about Turkish policy, and I was wondering how either result would effect the US.
By interests, I mean US economic interests and security interests.
It's really difficult to say at this point because I don't follow Turkey as closely and also the general unpredictable nature of military coups--especially when supported by a faction and not united military--and judging their intentions. Egypt sets a bad precedent, for example. In general, Turkey grew to be the 8th largest economy in the world so that's always good for US economic interests. Obviously the blind eye to ISIS activities didn't help stifle growth of extremism and allowed them to bring in huge sums until their oil fields were destroyed and head finance guy captured.
If the Turks are unhappy with Erdgon, and they have many reasons to be, they theoretically have a democratic platform for removing him (as I mentioned, military intervention has always been a part of their "democratic process", 1923, 1960, 1971, 1980, 1997, 2016). It looks like the coup is dying down now, no more jets buzzing about but people are still in the streets and even the Kurds have joined ?? Absolute madness.