Situation in Turkey

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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby Markenzwieback » Sat 16 Jul 2016 12:41

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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby Sleksa » Sat 16 Jul 2016 12:43

as far as i know, just before the midnight the army showed up on a few bridges, took the tv station, shot the parliament with some tanks, some police buildings with a helicopter as well as bombed the place Erdogan was staying after he left it. Immediately after the coup members made their announcement, all of the political parties, all of the army high command and so on denied any involvement and said that the democratically elected goverment should be supported here, so it seems they had very little support anywhere to begin with.

In the 5-6 hours after that, the police started arresting some of the soldiers, the civilians mobbed the rest.The labour minister, his 2 bodyguards and a angry mob took the TV station (which in it self says quite a lot), the coup soldiers apparently captured a second one but got arrested shortly afterwards. Most of the major news sites (SVT, CNN, BBC, Finnish ones) are also saying that the turkish jets shot down one of the helicopters used by the coup, as well as possibly attacked the tanks shooting at the parliament building. The part about the jets can be taken with a grain of salt, but considering there's no more shooting going on and there's a bunch of goverment officials in front of the news crews, it seems pretty much over.
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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby Sarvik » Sat 16 Jul 2016 13:20

Yeah, this looks quite over for all practical purposes, I can't see any way for coupers to win at this point.

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Postby orcbuster » Sat 16 Jul 2016 13:31

Reuters report that an anti-government group has taken over a frigate at golcuk and have taken high ranking hostages.
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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby REDDQ » Sat 16 Jul 2016 15:01

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Well, it is all over now. Apparently 2745 judges were laid off... wow, I wonder what percentage of juridical staff is it.

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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby steppewolf » Sat 16 Jul 2016 15:54

To me start to look more like false flag operation to justify more power for Erdogan.

Might be an political earthquake comparable with Iran 1979

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Postby delfo » Sat 16 Jul 2016 16:29

orcbuster wrote:Reuters report that an anti-government group has taken over a frigate at golcuk and have taken high ranking hostages.


As well as bases all over Turkey are revolting against Erdogan. Incirlik is without power.

Judges are being detained. 11 supreme court justices. Now Erdogan wants to detain all power figures in Turkey.
https://twitter.com/agirecudi/status/754308056561905664

https://twitter.com/agirecudi/status/754282424708767744

https://twitter.com/nytimesworld/status ... 4189782016

There were soldiers last night who seemed to fight on and not surrender. Now it's becoming a split in the country given that justices from the supreme court are being purged.

https://twitter.com/WashingtonPoint/sta ... 5817010176

https://t.co/8GAzuayQYe

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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby holoween » Sat 16 Jul 2016 16:53

delfo wrote:
As well as bases all over Turkey are revolting against Erdogan.


Do you have any sources you could link for that?

Because currently this entire coup seems weird.

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Re: Situation in Turkey

Postby steppewolf » Sat 16 Jul 2016 16:57

Looking at the soldiers from last night, they were not properly equipped, they had just the gun and nothing else like food rations, grenades, ammunition, water, bayonets...than tanks when the APCs would have been more appropriate for such actions. They surrendered quickly...

I don't really have any hope that Turkish army is still fighting for power, to me it looks like a negotiation for their lives, nothing else.
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