‘A 20th century coup in the 21st century’

Providing commentary for Sky News’s rolling coverage on a fateful night for Turkey, Michael described the coup attempt as “a 20th century coup happening in the 21st century”, highlighting the parallels with the September 1980 military takeover.

He added that unlike that coup, it did not appear to be orchestrated by the highest ranks of the military and there is no guarantee of success.

Hours later the coup attempt would indeed fail.

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      Michael Daventry on Sky News, 15 July 2016 - Sky News