How Turkey's leader used a failed coup to step on the opposition
BYNyshka Chandran
Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | 8:11 PM ET
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As Turkey marks the first anniversary of a military coup aimed at ousting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the leader's position appears ironclad.

Rather than diminish his administration, the unsuccessful takeover of July 15-16, 2016 presented the head of state with a unique opportunity to consolidate power, allowing him to neutralize political opposition, strategists say.