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    Street fights/gunfire between police and army rebels Istanbul.
    (Live on Arabic aljazera, their reporter is right there)
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    (Original post by Grumpyteen)
    But I think my parents will still insist on going to Turkey. I'm just hoping officials ban tourists from going to Turkey or something so we don't have to go
    Kind of thinking the same as well.. I know nothing might even happen but it will be very unstable and you never know what could occur.
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    With Erdogan telling people to take to the streets and doing his speech via the Internet, it looks like he knows the clock is ticking.
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    Reports coming in that Erdogan was refused landing at Istanbul and is now trying to get asylum in Germany.

    Possibly false though. Can't imagine why the Turkish armed forces would pass up an opportunity to arrest him upon landing.
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    Shits kicking off big time!
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    Huge explosion in Ankara, plume of smoke
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Reports coming in that Erdogan was refused landing at Istanbul and is now trying to get asylum in Germany.
    Like every other migrant lol
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    Al-Jazera: Loyalist army personnel come out to face rebels.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    We can only hope its a coup, anything is better than Erdogan

    Friday night is always the best time for a coup, imo, since things can settle down before the working week

    Edit: here's the Reddit live thread. https://www.reddit.com/live/x9gf3donjlkq

    Summary: Looks like a group (now looks like they are Ataturkists) in the Turkish military took their head general hostage, taken over TV stations, airport, bridges, shot down a police helecopter, called a curfew and martial law, social media partially blocked. The military statement is that secularism needs to be restored. Erdogan's party called for people to get on the streets. Unfortunately Erdogan is apparently safe, and his PM is and has been claiming for a while that the coup has failed. Erdogan has issued a statement from an undisclosed secure location.

    Apparently, Turkish military sees itself sort of as the constitutional guardians of secularism (the legacy of Ataturk). They are expected to kick off a coup if the government gets too religious.
    This is fantastic news! Without Erdogan the support for ISIS could stop. As could the inhumane treatment of the Kurds.
    Without Erdogan the Kurds may get some autonomy from Turkey.
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    Huge explosion in Ankara, plume of smoke
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    im telling you all these explosions are a sign of ww3.
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    (Original post by Filler)
    im telling you all these explosions are a sign of ww3.
    No, WW3 won't start until November, when the Chinese invade Japan
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    This was done from skype, I hope they don't win.
    So you are against the coup, may I ask why?
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    Like every other migrant lol
    Genuinely made me lol .
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    (Original post by The_Opinion)
    So you are against the coup, may I ask why?
    I am pro coup, I meant that I am anti Erdogan, **** him.
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    https://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/s...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

    Turkish Army shot pro-Erdogan fanatic who ran at army positions screaming "Allahu Akbar"
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    This is what it feels like watching the news
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    No, WW3 won't start until November, when the Chinese invade Japan
    It has already started my friend. This is the build up of it
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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    Kind of thinking the same as well.. I know nothing might even happen but it will be very unstable and you never know what could occur.
    My mum just said to me she dosent think we will be going to Turkey now. Brilliant news! Or is it... I'm not sure but I am slightly less worried now
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    Claims from Turkish sources on air that head of Turkish military has been killed and that the heads of the Turkish Air Force and Land Forces are behind the coup.
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    Erdogan apparently gave armed forces legal immunity two days ago.

    Erdogan looks a bit better now and the explosion at the television station looks like he's trying to stage a fightback. But, the longer this goes on, the harder it is to turn around.
 
 
 
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