Former Swedish PM: Coup in Turkey would have led to refugee disaster in Europe

"Europe, stand up for Erdogan," that is the call from Sweden's former Prime Minister Carl Bildt. In an article for Politico website, Bildt wrote: "Is Brussels asleep, or just ignorant?" His question comes after European countries had a muted response following the failed coup attempt in Turkey on 15 July. "Imagine the rebellious military units had succeeded, and some sort of military-political junta had captured the instruments of state power in Turkey." "We would have seen major bloodshed on the streets of Ankara and Istanbul as coup forces tried to suppress opposition demonstrations. Think back to the deadly violence that erupted in Cairo in the immediate aftermath of the July 2013 coup." "A successful coup in Turkey would in all … Continue reading Former Swedish PM: Coup in Turkey would have led to refugee disaster in Europe