. . . in the Oval Office to sort out these problems.
From The Economist of July 23:
[Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,] is fast destroying . . .
. . . the very democracy that the people defended with their lives. He has declared a state of emergency that will last at least three months. About 6,000 soldiers have been arrested; thousands more policemen, prosecutors and judges have been sacked or suspended. So have academics, teachers and civil servants, though there is little sign they had anything to do with the coup. . . .
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The failed [coup in Turkey] may well become the third shock to Europe's post-1989 order. Russia's annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine in 2014 destroyed the idea that Europe's borders were fixed and that the cold war was over. The Brexit referendum last month shattered the notion of ineluctable integration of the European Union. Now the coup attempt in Turkey, and the reaction to it, raise troubling questions about the reversibility of democracy within the Western world -- which Turkey, though on the fringe, once seemed destined to join.
The turmoil is unsettling NATO, the military alliance that underpins Europe's democracies. . . . . Were Turkey an applicant today, it would struggle to qualify for NATO . . . .
"Europe's post-1989 order," refers to the handiwork of President George H.W. Bush and his secretary of state, James Addison Baker, III, neither of whom (sadly) is a Nobel laureate.