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Weekend Reading: Turkey’s Coups, Iraq’s Descent, and Saudi Arabia’s Jews

A supporter of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves a Turkish flag during a pro-government protest in Cologne, Germany (Vincent Kessler/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of August 5, 2016.

August 5, 2016

A supporter of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves a Turkish flag during a pro-government protest in Cologne, Germany (Vincent Kessler/Reuters).
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Ayse Zarakol highlights how Western and Turkish observers have interpreted the recent failed coup in Turkey in different ways.

Peter Harling finds that Iraqis do not see much hope for their country’s future even after the self-proclaimed Islamic State is defeated.

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Jessica Steinberg writes that Saudi Arabia’s Jewish history might become more accessible to historians as relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia look to be improving.

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