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Old 07-15-2016, 14:34   #1
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Turkey's Military Trying To Overthrow Government in Coup

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Turkey's Military Trying To Overthrow Government in Coup

Turkey's prime minister says a group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup

July 15, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says a group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup.

Binali Yildirim told NTV television: "it is correct that there was an attempt."

Yildirim didn't provide details, but said Turkey would never allow any "initiative that would interrupt democracy."

Earlier, military jets were heard flying over the capital, Ankara.

Media reports said ambulances were seen in front of the Turkey's military headquarters.

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/art...-minister-says
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Old 07-15-2016, 14:36   #2
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From another source ...

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Military Attempts Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says

ISTANBUL — The prime minister of Turkey said on Friday night that factions of the military had attempted a coup.

“Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in comments broadcast on NTV, a private television channel. “The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so.”

Military forces shut two bridges over the Bosporus in Istanbul, and fighter jets were seen flying over Istanbul and Ankara, the capital.

Mr. Yildirim said security forces had been called in to “do what is necessary,” according to Reuters.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/wo...ster-says.html
... and from FOX news ...

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Attempted military coup appears underway in Turkey

A military coup appeared to be underway in Turkey Friday evening as gunshots were reported in the capital, Ankara, and soldiers closed off two key bridges in Istanbul.

Reuters, citing a witness, reported that military jets and helicopters were seen flying overhead in both Ankara and Istanbul.

Turkey's prime minister, Binali Yildirim, said that a "coup attempt" by factions within the military was in progress and vowed that the country's security forces would "uphold democracy."

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A military coup appeared to be underway in Turkey Friday evening as gunshots were reported in the capital, Ankara, and soldiers closed off two key bridges in Istanbul.

Reuters, citing a witness, reported that military jets and helicopters were seen flying overhead in both Ankara and Istanbul.

Turkey's prime minister, Binali Yildirim, said that a "coup attempt" by factions within the military was in progress and vowed that the country's security forces would "uphold democracy."

Ahmet Yayla of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism posted an image on Twitter of military vehicles on the streets of Ankara.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties and there was no official statement from the Turkish government.

Meanwhile, private broadcaster NTV reported that both bridges across the Bosphorus strait, which separates Europe and Asia, had been closed to traffic.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07...in-turkey.html
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Old 07-15-2016, 14:51   #4
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No big deal. It isn't like this is a NATO country.
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About time.
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*** UPDATE ***

Military says it has full control of country ... that the coup was successful.

found here ---> http://www.youngcons.com/reports-ind...nment-in-coup/
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Old 07-15-2016, 15:22   #7
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Reichskanzler Merkel must be beside herself.

Edit: By the way, where's Billy... ?
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Old 07-15-2016, 17:23   #8
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*** UPDATE ***

Military says it has full control of country ... that the coup was successful.

found here ---> http://www.youngcons.com/reports-ind...nment-in-coup/
They most definitely do not have control of the streets at the moment.
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***UPDATE***

Turkish President Is Reportedly Seeking Asylum In Germany

Tweets found here ---> http://www.youngcons.com/turkish-pre...um-in-germany/
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CNN-Turkey is reporting that a Turkish F-16 has shot down a Turkish helicopter.

Turkish military is saying they are fulfilling their constitutional obligation to keep Islam out of the government.
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Americans in Turkey, your embassy is there for you.

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkish Uprising

July 15, 2016

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that shots fired and explosions have been heard in Ankara and both bridges in Istanbul, the Bosphorous and Fatih Sultan Mehmet, are now closed. Martial law and a curfew have been imposed in Turkey. All flights at Ataturk Istanbul Airport have been suspended.

We urge U.S. citizens to contact family and friends to let them know you are safe. We have seen reports that social media is blocked, but you can contact friends and family by email, telephone, or SMS. We encourage U.S. citizens to shelter in place and do not go the U.S. Embassy or Consulates at this time. Monitor local press for updates, avoid areas of conflict, and exercise caution if you are in the vicinity of any military or security forces.
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Turkish military is saying they are fulfilling their constitutional obligation to keep Islam out of the government.
John Bolton just mentioned this on Fox:

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...from the moment he pronounced himself the ''imam'' of Istanbul, Erdogan began both provoking anxieties and recoiling from the fact that he had provoked them. He banned alcohol from municipal establishments, which created concern that he would eliminate alcohol from restaurants too. But he never did. He revived an elaborate project for a mosque complex in the city's heart, then backed off when there were protests. He never clearly allayed secular concerns, keeping them alive instead with comments like: ''Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.''

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/11/ma...pagewanted=all
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Nice of the coup plotters to wait until Friday market closures.

Gives them 2 days to consolidate before Monday.

If still chaos then markets are going to hurt.

Surprised the Turkish PM is on TV.

Erdogan on FaceTime.

President Obama vocally supporting government.


And no Chief of Turkish Defense Force or service chiefs on TV.

Middle management coup?

Since Erdogan emasculated Turkish military reboot option a number of years ago.

Interesting.
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The crowds in the streets appear pro-Erdogan, but don't seem to be attacking the troops. However, I have seen some people get shot on Sky News.

State news agency- a bomb has hit parliament.

Military- we are in complete control.

Turkish intel agency- situation is back to normal after an attempted coup.

Fog of war- ruling the night, as usual.
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While the military has fired on some crowds, elsewhere they seem to be showing restraint.
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