Word Smith: Putsch

There was a putsch in Turkey! A what? A putsch, it’s pronounced “pooch.” Pooch, as in dog? No, man. Pooch, as in coup d’état.

The government of Turk Pres. Erdogen is in turmoil: he says the country is in a state of emergency, the currency is crashing, the stability of the country is on the brink of collapse. All because of a putsch.

Putsch … as in death to the government leaders, “cleansing of followers of Gulen,” elimination of those trying to harm the State. Purging and firing, assassinations and arrests…

The Bosporus may never be the same.