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Ragip Soylu is a Washington correspondent for Daily Sabah. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)It was late Friday evening when chaos erupted on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge, where military trucks were blocking traffic and soldiers in Istanbul and Ankara fired at civilians. In the midst of Turkey's struggle to preserve its democracy, the international media was occupied with shameless reporting and political nitpicking.