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    (Original post by viddy9)
    Conspiracy theory I've seen: "It looks like it’s a coup alright. But a staged one by AKP to cement their dictatorship in"

    EU has called on army officers to disobey orders.

    Erdogan trying to get to Istanbul Airport but gunfire heard there. Will he be captured?
    When?
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    (Original post by TheAtaKhan)
    FETÖ is staging a coup but fails. Do a research, you ll get it with enough research.
    How does everyone here seem to know about it so well? How is everyone so well informed about this country?
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    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...1960013&page=1

    This guy is posting updates from inside airport on another forum
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    How does everyone here seem to know about it so well? How is everyone so well informed about this country?
    I m turkish and stuff are happening near me dude
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    When?
    I misheard: it was Turkey's EU minister.
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    (Original post by TheAtaKhan)
    I m turkish and stuff are happening near me dude
    Oh ok
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    Tanks are falling back, anti-coup are winning.
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    Looks to me like Erdogan is turning the tide.
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    Funny how the President who banned street protests is now telling people to street protest

    Also notice how it seems to be only men out protesting? I wonder why no women want to help Erdo
    I think this is good news. Erdogan was becoming increasingly dictatorial and moving the country toward Islamism. Turkey's involvement with ISIS and their continued support to Al-Nusra shows just how far the country had moved away from Ataturk's secular ideology.

    I suspect the military felt that they might be facing their last opportunity to act in their traditional role as the guardians of Ataturk's legacy (Erdogan had been defanging the military for years).

    However, the dangers in this situation are substantial; it's likely that Islamists across the region will be electrified by this, and if a civil war breaks out in Turkey that will be very bad.
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    (Original post by viddy9)
    Looks to me like Erdogan is turning the tide.
    How is he turning the tide? Tanks are now surrounding the parliament building and PM's office, they have shut down state TV, the airports, the bridges.

    This clearly isn't a handful of tinpot colonels; they have every incentive to do what it takes to maintain control or their lives won't be worth living
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    I think this is good news. Erdogan was becoming increasingly dictatorial and moving the country toward Islamism. Turkey's involvement with ISIS and their continued support to Al-Nusra shows just how far the country had moved away from Ataturk's secular ideology.

    I suspect the military felt that they might be facing their last opportunity to act in their traditional role as the guardians of Ataturk's legacy (Erdogan had been defanging the military for years).

    However, the dangers in this situation are substantial; it's likely that Islamists across the region will be electrified by this, and if a civil war breaks out in Turkey that will be very bad.
    You are right on except one thing. Military did not stage a coup. First army division commander made it clear. It is work of FETÖ, the religious organization that was once an ally of Erdogan and now their "jew" scapegoats.
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    How is he turning the tide? Tanks are now surrounding the parliament building and PM's office, they have shut down state TV, the airports, the bridges.

    This clearly isn't a handful of tinpot colonels; they have every incentive to do what it takes to maintain control or their lives won't be worth living
    That is the thing, if you start a coup, it really is all or nothing, little point in ever giving up or stopping.
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    Protestors are live streaming on periscope (the app)
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    What will happen to the army if they lose
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    Do we know where Erdogan is at the moment?*
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    Daily Beast reports Erdogan's plane was refused landing in Istanbul, then flew out of the country. They say he sought asylum in Germany which was refused and is now flying to London

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/...source=copyurl

    I don't know what the value of these claims are
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    Has anyone been killed or was this a peaceful coup?
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    (Original post by TheAtaKhan)
    You are right on except one thing. Military did not stage a coup. First army division commander made it clear. It is work of FETÖ, the religious organization that was once an ally of Erdogan and now their "jew" scapegoats.
    The AKP claims that this is a Gulenist coup sounds preposterous and paranoid. The military announced they were appointing a Council that would operate according to Kemalism
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Has anyone been killed or was this a peaceful coup?
    Some gunfire heard. Still a power struggle going on. Coup not fully complete yet.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Has anyone been killed or was this a peaceful coup?
    No deaths as of yet, tanks used for coup are falling back when met with civilian resistance
 
 
 
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