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Military coup underway in Turkey?
« on: July 15, 2016, 02:50:42 PM »
Something is going on!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/15/turkey-low-flying-jets-and-gunfire-heard-in-ankara1/

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 03:06:04 PM »
According to dutch news yes.

The military is in progress of coup'ing Erdogan.
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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 03:07:29 PM »
Erdogan is on vacation outside Turkey. The senior military commander is being held.  He was an Erdogan appointee

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 03:10:04 PM »
Erdogan is on vacation outside Turkey. The senior military commander is being held.  He was an Erdogan appointee
Depending on the goals, this is very well timed, or very poorly timed.

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:18:39 PM »
Dutch news now says, there is strife within the army, half still supports Erdogan and half is doing the coup.

This will get ugly quickly.
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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 03:51:06 PM »
I wonder if the Septics are funding that? He has become a liability to them of late. As we know, they like a bit of regime change.

https://twitter.com/JohnDelacour/status/754073127186030592

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He said the act was encourage by the "parallel structure" - his shorthand for followers of Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who he has repeatedly accused of attempting to foment an uprising among his followers in the judiciary and the military.

But that said, them shooting down that Russian plane rattled cages one may choose not to rattle in hindsight. That was always going to have a consequence.

Les may know more if he is still there.

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 04:15:18 PM »
RT has live coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxcfhDnD1Q0&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 06:56:21 PM »
It is not the first time the military has staged a coup in Turkey in recent history.

Will be interesting to hear Leslie'd insight and observations. I hope and pray he and his family are safe.
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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2016, 08:34:35 PM »
This is very interesting.  Erdogan, has provided very controversial leadership and has slanted heavily towards authoritarianism over the last year.  Turkey recently reengaged with Israel.  Turkey also recently reengaged with Russia.  Not sure why and why now.  This will  be interesting to follow. 

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2016, 08:46:59 PM »
Here is an update

Shootout with mass casualties reported in central Ankara, over 150 injured in Istanbul

https://www.rt.com/news/351472-turkish-coup-shooting-casualties/
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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2016, 02:29:56 AM »
All over before it really got started.  The coup was mounted by a faction within the armed forces, most remained loyal.

They plotters failed to capture or kill Erdogan - Huge mistake.  Once he appealed to the people the game was up.

It is over now,  Erdogan remains in power.  No doubt he will be even more paranoid and dictatorial than ever.

Nothing whatsoever happened in my neighborhood.  We, like most of Turkey watched events unfold on CNN  :thumbsup:


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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2016, 03:37:45 AM »
Many ppl in NL believe erdogan set this up for himself to identify &eliminate his opponents in the military
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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2016, 03:45:26 AM »
Many ppl in NL believe erdogan set this up for himself to identify &eliminate his opponents in the military

I talked at length with a couple of my Turkish friends this morning, one of them shared this opinion. 

In any event Erdogan will emerge from this situation in a much stronger position.

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Re: Military coup underway in Turkey?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2016, 04:29:41 AM »
Friends  in the levant reckon this was a stunt BY Erdogan..to allow him to impose new laws...