INTERNATIONAL. The Iranians understand that having nuclear weapons is dangerous but that having a weapons program is advantageous. The nuclear program is merely a tool to divert attention from what is actually happening - a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East.
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.