The International Spectator is reporting now that the coup attempt has failed:
Whether it has or not, Obama has backed Erdogan, and thus the continuing Islamization of formerly secular Turkey: “Live Now: Turkish Army Attempts to Seize Control of Country,” Bloomberg, July 15, 2016:
…Here’s an excerpt from the White House release on the call between Obama and Kerry:
The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected Government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed. The Secretary underscored that the State Department will continue to focus on the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Turkey.
CATCHUP: Erdogan Repeats Resolve to Fight Attempted Coup, Says Arrest Warrants Have Been Issued; U.S. Official Says Situation Has No Impact on Incirlik Air Base; Reports Continue of Civilian and Police Getting Wounded; MSCI Turkey ETF Lost 2.5%…