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Old 07-15-2016, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Possible level 5 Happening: Turkey

https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/sta...44322174164992

Possibly a military coup to oust Erdogan. Bridges shut down, tanks in the street, jets overhead.

https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/sta...44322174164992

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Old 07-15-2016, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PM Yildirin says this is a fake ass coup.
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Their Constitution allows this type of action, i do believe. It'll be over shortly, next 5 to 6 hours is my uninformed prediction
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Seems like theres been several different religious factions pushing for control of the military despite it being a secular nationalist organization. Pretty interesting.
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https://www.conservativeoutfitters.c...y-live-updates

Sky news livestream.

Looks like Erdogan is Erdogone, reportedly seeking asylum in Germany.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hopefully the military follows through with democracy.
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Hard to say Canuckm8. We really have no idea what faction of the military is behind this.

Latest updates:

Erdogan supporters have taken to the streets
Germany may have denied Asylum (didnt they just arrest a comedian for insulting Erdo?)
Coup is attacking communications hubs
All political parties are condemning the coup
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Good vids on this account. Choppers firing at erdo supporters. Tanks running over cars.
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Ruh Roh Coup might be failing now.
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Seems like the prevailing idea is that this was a Gulenist coup.

The prevailing tinfoil is that this was all part of Erdogans plan to consolidate power.

Hard to say if it's really over just yet, and if it is, what the consequences will be.
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Isn't the military the force that traditionally kept turkey secular? If so a failed coup is pretty bad news.
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Maybe, but you might be thinking of Egypt.

Geeno that tinfoil is interesting. I've heard some pretty... dismaying things about Erdogan.
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Isn't the military the force that traditionally kept turkey secular? If so a failed coup is pretty bad news.
It's possible that its a faction within the army. Also possible that its not over yet.

Apparently they only had one helicopter though.
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CNN Turkey live feed. This is weird.
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Doesnt do much good when its not in english, or at least french (as if I can understand spoken french).
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Apparently parliament was bombed, Erdogan's son as well as some members of the government have been killed. And nah Cannuck, I was thinking Turkey. The military has had a few coups to keep Attaturk's (sp?) vision of a secular Turkey alive.
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Ok cool.

Yes I heard parliament was bombed too. An explosion.
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Damn.

The world is crazy yo

Erdogan is a twat but hopefully this ends soon for the sake of innocent turks.
Speaking of which, what is the civilian casualty situation like?
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