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    It's the remains of the govt. who is claiming it's Gulen, I'd take that particular bit as suspect at the moment.
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    Unsubstantiated claims are that the heads of Army and Air Force are backing the coup while Navy does not and is currently in preparation to depart bases for unknown targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Unsubstantiated claims are that the heads of Army and Air Force are backing the coup while Navy does not and is currently in preparation to depart bases for unknown targets.
    Where, France?
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    Take care of yourself Big K
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
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    yup
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Take care of yourself Big K
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    Thank you my friends.

    i am at the most western point of Istanbul so we are away from it thanks God.

    seems that things are now under control by erdogan's forces... he can now play "champion of democracy" and be a president...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    Thank you my friends.

    i am at the most western point of Istanbul so we are away from it thanks God.

    seems that things are now under control by erdogan's forces... he can now play "champion of democracy" and be a president...
    Good to hear you are safe. Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    Thank you my friends.

    i am at the most western point of Istanbul so we are away from it thanks God.

    seems that things are now under control by erdogan's forces... he can now play "champion of democracy" and be a president...
    Really? The main police barracks have been seized by the coup plotters and the police disarmed, who has retaken Istanbul? Another faction of the army?
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    NATO did
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    You are pulling my leg, right?
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    Reports are conflicting right now but it seems there are two factions of the army. The coup faction might be fairly small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    You are pulling my leg, right?
    F-16 downed a chopper with the plotters. NFZ is imposed over Ankara, Obama says respect the elected... You tell me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    F-16 downed a chopper with the plotters. NFZ is imposed over Ankara, Obama says respect the elected... You tell me
    Tanks firing on parliament? Seems more a media war than anything at the moment
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    There's reports of a chopper still firing on government and military buildings in Ankara.

    Erdogans private jet was doing weird holding patterns over the marmara sea before it finally landed at Ataturk airport. Reports of tanks on the way to Ataturk airport too. Various factions of the Turkish military have come out against the coup, and most telling, all parties, MHP, CHP etc have all come out as STRONGLY AGAINST the coup and decrying it.

    Coup seems to be finished. Erdogan is really going to benefit a lot from this if he comes through.

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    Yup. media war. A couple of journalists start up TV to encourage people onto the streets ala Erdogans demand, then promptly get shut down again by soldiers.

    Meanwhile, from the BBC

    A European Union source tells the Reuters news agency: "It looks like a relatively well orchestrated coup by a substantial body of the military, not just a few colonels." "They control several strategic points in Istanbul. Given the scale of the operation, it is difficult to imagine they will stop short of prevailing," the source adds.
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