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  • Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup

    10/23/2016 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2016 8:38 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Venezuela’s Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber. Opposition lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial after a court friendly to his socialist administration on Thursday suspended their campaign to collect signatures to hold a referendum on removing the deeply-unpopular president. Lawmaker Julio Borges said the opposition-led congress is now in open rebellion after a majority of its members voted that the decision constituted a coup with government participation. …
  • It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war ( it WAS the USA)

    10/18/2016 1:13:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/30/2014 | Seumas Milne
    When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia's most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour... The reality is that, after two decades of eastward Nato expansion, this crisis was triggered by the west's attempt to pull Ukraine decisively into its orbit and defence structure, via an explicitly anti-Moscow EU association agreement. Its rejection led to the Maidan protests and the installation of an anti-Russian administration – rejected by half the...
  • Gingrich: 20 Media Executives Are Launching A "Coup D'Etat" Against Millions Of Trump Voters

    10/16/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics via ABC ^ | 10-16-2016 | Tim Hains
    In an interview with 'This Week' co-host Martha Raddatz, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich categorized Donald Trump's 'rigged election' claims as a "coup d'etat" against fourteen million citizens who voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primary committed by "20 media executives." "This is about last Friday when the networks spent 23 minutes on the Trump tape," he said. "And less than one minute -- all three networks combined -- less than one minute on the Hillary Clinton’s secret speeches that were being revealed on WikiLeaks." "I think it’s amazing that Trump is as close as he is right now,...
  • CIA accused of Eritrea 'coup plot' (DISPUTE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ALERT)

    10/21/2002 10:50:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 382+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 21, 2002 | Alex Last
    The Eritrean Government has reacted furiously to criticism from the US State Department. The US State Department called on the Eritrean Government to release two local employees of the US embassy in Eritrea who have been in detention since last year; Ali Alamin and Kiflom Gebremichael. It also urged the Eritrean Government to grant them an open and fair trail and "respect fundamental human rights." The Eritrean Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it totally rejected the state department's position, and called on it to refrain from unwarranted intervention. But the statement also contains some surprises, with the government...
  • RNC halts Victory project work for Trump

    10/08/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump. The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production. “Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is...
  • McCain rescinds Trump support

    10/08/2016 2:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    After supporting Donald Trump through inflammatory statements for months, Sen. John McCain has had enough. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee said in a statement to POLITICO that he cannot support Trump any longer after published audio of him demeaning women and making sexually lewd statements...
  • John McCain Won't Vote for Trump

    10/08/2016 2:11:48 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 203 replies
    John McCain ^ | 10/8/2016 | John McCain
    Phoenix, AZ– John McCain issued the following statement today withdrawing his support of Donald Trump: “In addition to my well known differences with Donald Trump on public policy issues, I have raised questions about his character after his comments on Prisoners of War, the Khan Gold Star family, Judge Curiel and earlier inappropriate comments about women. Just this week, he made outrageous statements about the innocent men in the Central Park Five case. “As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by...
  • Mike Cernovich reporting on Twitter that the GOP is in process of performimg a coup against Trump

    10/08/2016 1:18:47 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 301 replies
    Cernovich/Twitter ^ | 10/8/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Cernovich reporting that GOP is locking out Trump supporters from field offices and instructing elected officials to not speak of him favorably. In his words "It's a coup"
  • 25 years after coup, Russia wallows in Soviet nostalgia

    08/22/2016 4:01:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | AUGUST 21 2016
    Communists waving Marxist pamphlets and Twitter storms praising the Soviet Union are probably not what the thousands of Russians who rallied in 1991 against a coup by hardliners expected to see 25 years later. And yet as Russia marks the symbolic anniversary of the August 1991 putsch this week, pro-Kremlin media have concentrated on nostalgia for the Soviet era, while officials have barred a rally by those who manned the barricades. On August 19, 1991, a group of security chiefs and Communist bosses who opposed Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms declared themselves in charge, ushering in three days of turbulence. Calling themselves...
  • Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 82,000 sacked or suspended

    08/14/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2016
    Some 5,000 state employees have been sacked and 77,000 suspended in the purge since last month's failed coup in Turkey, the prime minister says. Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that more than 3,000 of those sacked were members of the military. They are suspected of links to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, he said. Announcing a visit to Turkey by US Vice-President Joe Biden, he again urged the US to extradite Mr Gulen. The cleric, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, from where he runs a worldwide network of charities and...
  • Biden to visit Turkey following coup attempt

    08/14/2016 5:49:38 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2016, 01:38 pm | Harper Neidig
    Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey later this month to smooth over the administration’s relationship with the NATO ally. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime survived a coup attempt last month and has since been cracking down on journalists, academics and the military in an effort to suppress what it sees as vestiges of the coup movement. The White House said in a release that Biden's stop in Ankara will be part of a three-day trip that also includes visits to Latvia and Sweden.
  • US Base in Turkey Under Siege

    07/31/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 50 replies
    Jews News ^ | 07/31/2016 | Admin
    The Turkish Incirlik airbase in Adana, Turkey, which houses NATO forces, U.S. forces and at least 50 nuclear devices, experienced massive protests this week, yet the media and President Barack Obama have been conspicuously silent.
  • US Embassy says family of staff authorized to depart Turkey

    07/26/2016 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Braak · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alya Jean Yackley
    Tue Jul 26, 2016 | 2:58 AM EDT U.S. Embassy says family of staff authorised to depart Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday the State Department has authorised the voluntary departure of employees' family members in Turkey after a failed military
  • Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of failed coup

    07/21/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kareem Shaheen in Ankara
    Turkey has said it will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup attempt. “Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations,” the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The state of emergency will allow the government to rule by decree, passing bills that have the force of the rule of law unless they are overturned by parliament, where the majority of MPs belong to the ruling Justice...
  • Turkey gouvernement revokes 3213 ham radio licenses (Spellius Wrongus Copy/Paste)

    07/20/2016 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies ^ | 7/20/16 | UNK
    It has been confirmed by Supreme Council of radio and television of Turkey (RTUK) the news that Mr. Erdogan – the president of Turkey has revoked 3213 national ham radio licenses. The HF radio in Turkey is now silent. No transmissions are allowed. Following the coup d’etat – of July 5th – many things are changing in Turkey. TV , Radio licenses have been cancelled and this involved also our colleagues : ham radio amateurs. The number of amateur radio operators in Turkey is not too much, but according to the site it looks like that around 3000 licenses...
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • L.A. Times Suggests Military Coup Against President Trump

    07/20/2016 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/16 | Joel B. Pollack
    Jamie Kirchick, writing in the Los Angeles Times, asks readers to imagine a military coup against a future President Donald Trump — and argues why one would be necessary. Kirchick cites the example of the recent failed coup in Turkey as a source of inspiration: Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story — the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil — should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Turkey's latest reaction to coup attempt: ban academics from traveling

    07/20/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kayla Ruble
    Turkey's academics found themselves in the government's crossfire once again on Wednesday amid a continued crackdown following a failed military coup last week. The High Board of Education placed a travel ban on academics, temporarily barring them from leaving the country, according to an official speaking on state-run broadcaster TRT. "Universities have always been crucial for military juntas in Turkey and certain individuals are believed to be in contact with cells within the military," the official said, explaining the goal of the ban was to keep any professors involved in Friday's attempted overthrow from leaving the country. This is just...
  • After Turkey, an American coup? Glenn Reynolds

    07/19/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    USA Today | July 18, 2016 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
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  • Mystery of 14 Turkish navy ships 'still missing' after failed coup(tr)

    07/19/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    More than a dozen Turkish navy ships are reportedly still at sea and remain unaccounted for following the botched military coup. The commander of the Turkish navy Admiral Veysel Kosele also remains missing, having been out of contact since Friday evening. It is unclear if he was part of the coup attempt or if he is being held against his will after local media reports said he was tricked into boarding one of the missing ships after being told there was a terrorist attack.
  • How the Clintons and the Rest of Washington Are Getting Rich From the Turkey Coup

    07/18/2016 4:05:47 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | July 18, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    Here’s one outcome of the Turkish coup attempt that you can bet on: Washington lobbyists will be getting rich off it. The Podesta Group, a firm with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, registered in May to lobby for the “Alliance for Shared Values.” That comically named organization supports Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, blames, rightly or wrongly, for the coup.
  • Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup détat [DEFEATED!]

    07/18/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by ak267 · 618 replies
    RSB Live Feed! ^ | 7-18-16 | RSB
    Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup d'etat via a roll call vote
  • Turkey's crackdown: How far will it go?

    07/18/2016 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 31 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jared Goyette
    The post-coup crackdown in Turkey has been been swift and brutal, concerning observers that the country may be pushed closer to authoritarianism and away from democracy and the rule of law. Some 6,000 people, mostly soldiers, have been detained on charges of high treason, and more than 2,700 judges and prosecutors were purged Sunday for alleged links to the coup plotters. Authorities issued arrest warrants for another 188 high court judges, and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the ruling AKP party will consider bringing back the death penalty for perpetrators. On Monday, the government said 30 governors and 8,000...
  • Turkish former air force commander tells interrogators he DID plot coup against Erdogan – after [tr]

    07/18/2016 11:54:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2016 | SamTonkin
    Former Turkish air force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to prosecutors his role in plotting the coup that attempted to topple the government over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Gen Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he 'acted with intention to stage a coup'. Earlier today officials accused of masterminding the uprising, including Ozturk, were paraded on camera with their hands bound and ordered to give their name and rank before being taken to be interrogated. Photographs appeared to show several injuries to Gen Ozturk's head and upper body.
  • False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey (video)

    07/18/2016 7:16:10 AM PDT · by libertarian27
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey. Video Link above.
  • Shaun King [Fake Black BLM] Predicts Turkey Style Coup If Trump Wins The Presidency

    07/18/2016 6:47:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Following the attempted military coup in Turkey, former Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King has claimed that there will also be a coup against Donald Trump should he become president of the United States. “If Donald Trump becomes President, you are fooling yourself if you think we’re far from having a coup our own selves,” King tweeted. “I’m dead serious.”
  • "Why They Didn't Fire Is A Mystery" - Coup Pilots Had Erdogan's Plane In Their Sights

    07/18/2016 6:18:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/17/16 | Tyler Druden
    As Reuters reports, at the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The government narrative, completely fabricated as it may be, is the following: Erdogan said as the coup unfolded that the plotters had tried to attack him in the resort town of Marmaris and had bombed places he had been at shortly after he left. He "evaded death by minutes", the second official said. Around 25 soldiers in helicopters descended on a hotel in...
  • Gülenists in Turkey cooperating with Israel’s Mossad, Erdoğan says

    01/31/2015 7:13:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | January/31/2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodogan said Jan. 31 that the Gulenists in the country, which he dubs “the parallel structure,” have joined forces with the Israeli intelligence service. “The sincere people backing this parallel structure should see with whom this structure is cooperating with,” Erdogan said, while addressing a meeting of the All Industrialist and Businessmen’s Association (TUMSİAD) in Istanbul. “Shame on them if they still cannot see that this structure is cooperating with the Mossad,” he said. Erdoğan accuses the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen for illegal wiretappings and a “coup attempt,” starting from the revelation...
  • US offers help to investigate coup attempt in Turkey

    07/17/2016 5:00:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 7/16/16 | Iran Press TV
    Link only...
  • Erdogan calls Turkish coup attempt a “gift from Allah” in Istanbul

    07/16/2016 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    New Europe ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Irene Kostaki
    After his Istanbul speech, many commentators suggest that Turkish coup attempt was “staged,” as the President called it a “gift from Allah.”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lands at Ataturk airport of Istanbul aster coup attempt: “Those who staged a coup attempt will pay the highest price, will answer for this treason.” Erdogan adds that this insurgency “is a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the military” from mutineers. “I was in Marmaris and they bombed there. They thought I was still there,” says Erdogan, that had vanished from the media the last days as he reportedly...
  • The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

    07/16/2016 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 16 Jul 16 | Tyler Durden
    The Reichstag Fire of 27 February, 1933 When we described the aftermath of Turkey's failed, and painfully disorganized military coup attempt, we asked rhetorically, "Who wins?" To which we answered: "Why Erdogan of course. As he said during a press conference upon his arrival back in Istanbul in the early Saturday morning hours, the coup is an opportunity to "to purge the military." Erdogan also vowed to exact "the highest price" from the perpetrators. Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan's power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power." Overnight, when analyzing the...
  • Did Erdogan STAGE the coup?

    07/16/2016 3:41:57 PM PDT · by SunStar · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:04 EST, 16 July 2016 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed President Recep Erdogan staged the rebellion himself to justify a major clampdown on opposition forces. Fethullah Gulen, who was a former key ally of Erdogan has been blamed by the politician of using his contacts to develop a 'parallel structure' to overthrow the state.
  • Attempted coup d'etat in Turkey, hundreds dead

    07/16/2016 3:26:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/16 | David Rosenberg
    Following a failed coup attempt mounted by Turkey’s military, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reasserted his control over the country. After the botched attempt to overthrow the government which left more than 260 dead, Erdogan has set out to purge the judiciary and military. More than 2,700 judges have been removed and nearly 3,000 soldiers arrested. The Turkish military had announced late Friday night that it had taken over power from the government, declaring that a “peaceful council” had been established “in the name of democratic order.” Army units occupied two key bridges in Istanbul, shutting down traffic in...
  • Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase

    07/16/2016 9:35:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7-16-2016 | Durden
    Following the failed Turkish coup, U.S. military operations out of Turkey’s giant Incirlik Air Base - critical in the ongoing campaign against ISIS - came to a halt Saturday afternoon as the Turkish military closed the airspace around the base and suspended all US-led operations, mostly targeting the Islamic State. The also NYT adds that Turkish authorities on Saturday halted American-led strike missions against the Islamic State that are flying from the Incirlik air base, the first major impact of the coup on the broader allied campaign against the group.
  • Turkey: The sick man of Europe, once again — Spengler

    07/16/2016 9:13:28 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Google Hong Kong ^ | July 15, 2016 | David P. Goldman (Spengler)
    The outcome of tonight’s apparent coup attempt in Turkey remains unclear, but the motivation for regime change in Turkey has been building under the surface for years. Turkey faces a perfect storm of economic, political and foreign policy problems. First, Turkey’s much-heralded economic growth spurt of the 2000’s has come to a grinding stop. The Erdogan boom, which inspired predictions that Turkey might emerge as another China, resembled the Asian experience less than it did the Latin American credidt bubbles of the 1980s or the American subprime bubble of the 2000s. I wrote last April 25: Turkey’s economy appears to...
  • Analysis: Turkey's Erdogan Shattered Even If His Regime Survives

    07/16/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies ^ | July 16 , 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Turkey is in chaos and the future does not bode well for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies regardless of whether Erdogan can wrest control from an army group that announced on Friday it has taken over the country.
  • Turkey Drop**

    07/16/2016 4:54:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-16-2016 | MOTUS
    Unfortunately it appears that Turkey’s military coup – which had admiral objectives -   “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and the general security.” failed. So constitutional order remains wobbly, human rights and freedoms remain subjugated to Islam, the rule of law continues to be subjugated to sharia and general security threatened. Obama is pleased the Islamic autocrat has triumphed. Birds of a feather, so to speak, although apparently not water proof.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Barack Hussein Obama in the Rose Garden,...
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • Obama and Kerry: All Should Support Erdogan's Government

    07/15/2016 4:31:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 15, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told CNN that the coup attempt in Turkey "came out of the blue" as the White House said the Islamist ruler of the country should be supported. "This is a real surprise to all of us," Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said as protesters began facing off with the Turkish military after they seized city centers and key points such as Ataturk airport in Istanbul. "An explosion like this was really unexpected." The Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement saying they have "completely taken over the administration of the country to...
  • Angry Turks drag tank commander out of turret and beat him as military coup leaves country in chaos

    07/15/2016 4:04:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies ^ | July 15, 2016 | Sam Rkaina
    Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to confront the military after it announced it had take control of the country from the Government of President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan. This is the dramatic moment a tank commander is dragged from the turret by angry Turkish protesters after a military coup has left the country in chaos.
  • What are the implications of a NATO Nation having a Coup?

    07/15/2016 3:39:07 PM PDT · by GraceG · 39 replies
    A chill just went down my spine... What happens if Erdgogan demands that NATO re-install him into pawer? Would we have a scenario where European and US soldiers are ordered to shoot on the anti-erdogan forces?
  • Turkish military says it 'fully seized control' of country

    07/15/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 76 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 15, 2016 | AP
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's armed forces said it "fully seized control" of the country Friday and its president responded by calling on Turks to take to the streets in a show of support for the government. A loud explosion was heard in the capital, Ankara, fighter jets buzzed overhead, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview over FaceTime with the CNN Turk, dismissed the action as "an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces." His office declined to disclose his whereabouts saying...
  • LIVE FROM TURKEY: Soldiers Everywhere; Possible Military Coup in Progress

    07/15/2016 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 15, 2016 | Michael Van Der Galien
    See below for updates to this developing story. Izmir, Turkey: The Turkish military claims to have overthrown President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan. In an official statement, the military adds that its first priority right now is to uphold the rule of law.My Turkish wife and I spent the last hour and a half walking back home from my in-laws' home. There was nothing to see on the streets of Izmir -- the third largest city in Turkey with a large Navy presence -- except the usual: a few Syrian beggars and normal Turks enjoying the warm weather (and a drink).When I...
  • Military coup underway in Turkey

    07/15/2016 3:11:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | July 15, 2016
    ISTANBUL – Turkey's military announced on Friday night that the army had taken over “the entire management of the country to restore rule of law” as the country's prime minister admitted an “attempt” by a group within the military while falling short of calling the attempt a military coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking by cell phone to CNN Turk from an unknown location, vowed that Turkey would "overcome this invasion" and called on Turks to "gather in squares and see what this minority can do with their tanks and artillery against the people." "Throughout history those who make...
  • 'We have taken control': Turkish military launch coup to depose Islamist government of Erdogan

    07/15/2016 2:26:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | DARREN BOYLE
    The Turkish military has announced it has taken control and overthrown the government of Recep Erdogan as troops round up police and attack the capital Ankara. Eyewitnesses have reported attack helicopters firing machine guns in the capital Ankara in a bid to depose the Islamic government. The military said they have taken control in order to protect human rights, however, prime minister Binali Yildirim said only a 'faction' was involved. Fast attack jets and helicopters were heard above Ankara and Istanbul after the military confirmed they had seized control of the country,. Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge...
  • Military on Alert in Turkey (Vanity - Terror or Coup?)

    07/15/2016 12:51:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Search "Turkey on Twitter": VIDEO: Military aircraft fly low over Ankara, #Turkey amidst military deployment in several cities. - @MuratKmr16 Now reports that there may be a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army. Unconfirmed reports suggest. #Turkey
  • Military Coup in Turkey!

    07/15/2016 1:46:18 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 128 replies
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army.

    07/15/2016 12:58:47 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 1,263 replies
    Alert One ‏@2008alerts BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army. 12:52 PM - 15 Jul 2016