London – Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking this morning from Istanbul in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt by factions within the military which saw 265 people killed and nearly 3000 arrested, pointed the finger of blame at his ally-turned-opponent Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen
Russell Higham is a freelance journalist based in Brighton, England who has also lived in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.