Turkey’s Baffling Coup by Dani Rodrik – Project Syndicate

Dani Rodrik offers an elegant version:

…the military was the last remaining Gülenist stronghold in Turkey, since Erdoğan had already purged the movement’s sympathizers in the police, judiciary, and media.We also know that Erdoğan was preparing to make a major move against the Gülenists in the military. A few officers had already been arrested for fabricating evidence in earlier trials, and it was rumored that a large-scale purge of Gülenist officers was in the works for next month’s meeting of the Supreme Military Council.

Source: Turkey’s Baffling Coup by Dani Rodrik – Project Syndicate