As if the political turmoil here in the UK hadn’t been sufficient to keep us all glued to the News, two events in the last two days are dominating the front pages. One is the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, on Bastille day, July 14th, and the other is the – attempted – military coup in Turkey, which has relegated the reporting on Nice to the bottom of the front pages.
Nice Terrorist Attack:
Two opinion pieces on the Bastille Day Massacre are worth reading. Both are written by women, but couldn’t be more different:
Less than 24 hours later, Turkish Military attempted a coup against Erdogan …
‘They will pay a heavy price for their treason’: Turkish soldiers surrender after their military coup fails, ending with 60 dead, 750 security forces detained and President Erdogan vowing revengeThe moment a baying mob took on a tank: Shocking video shows Erdogan supporters violently pulling soldiers from inside and throwing them on the ground
The situation in Turkey is still unclear, apparently fighting is still ongoing, but the Labour MP Chris Bryant knows already what really caused the coup:
One really couldn’t make that up! Oh, and it’s raining again – that’s also the fault of Brexit, isn’t it!