According to the government decree, which was published in the official gazette of the republic late on Wednesday, three news agencies, 16 television channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses have been ordered to shut down.”
Opinion: Erdogan knows full well that his continued crackdown over every facet of Turkish society has ended any possibility of joining the EU while pushing the nation closer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), and a break from NATO.
(The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization centered on its member nations security-related concerns, describing its main threats as terrorism, separatism and extremism)
Turkey has tremendous strategic importance to the US. The Incirlik Air Base houses about five thousand US airmen that guard tactical nuclear weapons. The base provides the best location to launch a comprehensive war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq should the US decide to get serious.
Erdogan put the base on temporary lock down last week as the coup attempt unfolded, but any further break in US/Turkish relations could put the base and US nukes in jeopardy.