A state of emergency has been declared but:
"Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms".
Oh, well, then. That's very reassuring.
As a Azeri speaking contributor, let me just say 2 points for Anetters.
1) Turkey is a disaster. A week before the coup, these guys were assaulting each other in the Parliament building, literally. The problem is not just creeping Islamization, the coup, authoritarian Erdogan, Kurdish uprisings, failed attempt to topple Assad, ISIS infiltration, 3.5 million Syrian Arab refugees etc. its that the Turkish society is sharply divided and polarized. Either a Turk loves Erdogan or hates him. And its a near 50/50 split. It looks like a civil war type scenario IMO. Anti-Americanism is rampant and they are blaming the US for holding Gulen here in PA and "conspiring" with him.
2) Even worse, because the West is so totally desperate to keep Turkey in "Western Civilization", they'll overlook all their democratic values, allow the purge to continue and lose any morsel of moral credibility left on human rights, freedom of the press, free speech and democratic values. It will become the greatest double standard in US foreign policy there is (beyond Israel) in the eyes of most people in the middle east.
It would have been a gift if the coup had succeeded. It would have been easier to call for new elections and restart the process. Now 1 idiot might ruin the only successful Islamic democracy there is.