Turkey’s coup failed, but effects could weaken fight against Islamic State

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The morning after a deadly failed coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s reaction was swift and wide-reaching. Thousands of military personnel suspected of involvement in the takeover bid were arrested. Fearing that the conspiracy had spread to the courts, almost 3,000 judges were fired, including 31 senior justices. They’re unlikely to be…