The world has not even had the chance to come to terms with what happened in Nice, France that fast changing news coming out of Turkey about a possible #Military coup to uphold the country's secular constitution, and amidst the angst and suffering of Turkish people out on the streets, questions of whether democracy and authoritarian regimes have risen.
Democracy is a right that every human being is entitled to regardless of their country of birth, religion, ethnicity, age, gender and political opinions.
In a democratic safe space you get to define how you want to live your life as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. You along with others can debate and choose the best people, in your opinion, to be in charge of your county's social systems.
The common man should always have more power than the #Government or the military. The government can be held accountable to the people of the land. However a military that forces themselves to be in charge of governance will only have violence as a tool to suppress contrasting opinions.
Even if you only consider military coups from after the turn of this century they have never been successful. General Pervez Musharraf took over Pakistan and left a shattered legacy of poverty, immense corruption and the normality of Taliban terrorist attacks. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has completely destroyed Egypt's hopes of becoming a free and peaceful society.
If the military is successful in taking over #Turkey that would have a negative impact on the whole world. With a border to ISIS controlled parts of Syria and millions of refugees Turkey is a potential house of cards that may tumble taking others with it. Innocent blood does not have to be shed for you to feel safe and safe to express an opinion.
If Erdogan does regain full control he needs to stop his Islamisation of the once strong secular country. It's highly ironic that a man who has curbed social media freedoms and the right to protest was FaceTiming his supporters to go out into the streets and demonstrate against the military. Secularism, liberty and humanity will always win as these universal human rights live in the hearts of everyone.