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    2016 Turkish Coup Attempt

    Both of the main bridges in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been closed by security forces, reports say.
    Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, but no reasons have been given.
    There are also reports of military aircraft flying over the capital Ankara, with gunshots heard.
    It is unclear if the events are related and there has been no official information so far on the deployments.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36809083

    Coup attempt under way in Turkey, prime minister says
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...a_breakingnews
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    yes nobody knows a thing at the moment.

    PM told that this was an attempt

    but i see this can very well be a scenario. because it seems like a TV show not a real coup...

    its still early to talk but it seems to me that once again "disciples of democracy" will rise and presidential elections will be on the way in Turkey.
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    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/istanbuld...tildi-40148303

    there is a video inm the link that you can watch
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    Given Erdogan and his families support and financial cooperation with the Daesh it's hardly a surprise
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    allright this is a real coup... they seized the national tv channel.

    a council named "yurtta sulh"- "peace at home" took over they say.

    also they say that Erdogan is heading towards the airport in Istanbul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    also they say that Erdogan is heading towards the airport in Istanbul
    I thought he was on holiday? Has he been arrested?

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    TURKISH JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS US-BASED IMAM FETHULLAH GULEN'S FOLLOWERS IN MILITARY ATTEMPTING TO SEIZE POWER
    https://www.reddit.com/live/x9gf3donjlkq

    Gülen teaches a Hanafi version of Islam, deriving from Sunni Muslim scholar Said Nursî's teachings. Gülen has stated that he believes in science, interfaith dialogue among the People of the Book, and multi-party democracy.[12] He has initiated such dialogue with the Vatican[13] and some Jewish organizations.[14]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fethullah_G%C3%BClen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDaPirate View Post
    I thought he was on holiday? Has he been arrested?
    Apparently arrested on way to airport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    a council named "yurtta sulh"- "peace at home" took over they say.
    For reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_...e_in_the_World

    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    also they say that Erdogan is heading towards the airport in Istanbul
    Some pretty conflicting info on where he is out there.

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    Gulen is a son of a bitch... a religion seller, he is not better than Erdogan at all...

    US's support of Gulen is another moronic act from US side...
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    NBC reporting US military source claiming Erdogan denied landing rights in Istanbul and seeking asylum in Germany.

    https://twitter.com/DPJHodges/status/754066885981958148


    Sky News Live coverage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60w...ature=youtu.be

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    Keep your head down and stay safe; whoever wins this is does not end well.

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    Doesnt look like its going to be bloodless, reports of police-military fighting

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    Some rumours of airstrikes against buildings of pro-government forces, including MIT and police special forces.

    At least for MIT unlikely from the pictures i've seen.

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