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    Default Attempted Coup in Turkey

    Reports of "Military Action"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36809083
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Seems its an actual coup and the military has taken power in order to defend "human rights"
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Doesn't look like a half assed attempt either. Serious stuff.

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    Im right in saying that the military in Turkey is traditional secularist? (I.e this is not some Islamist plot)
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Im right in saying that the military in Turkey is traditional secularist? (I.e this is not some Islamist plot)
    I believe that is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Im right in saying that the military in Turkey is traditional secularist? (I.e this is not some Islamist plot)
    Think you're right there. Seems previous coups were basically political.

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    Default Re: Attempted Coup in Turkey

    Erdogan has fled Turkey - unconfirmed.
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    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Hang on a sec.....maybe Erdogan knows all about this...

    President Erdogan has handed wide-ranging legal immunity to the Turkish military, in the latest sign of a détente between the former enemies.A bill signed off by Mr Erdogan on Wednesday and published in the Official Gazette yesterday protects soldiers taking part in domestic security operations from prosecution by requiring government approval for legal cases to proceed.
    Cases against commanders must now be approved by the prime minister, while those against lower-ranking soldiers can be signed off by district governors.
    The military is increasingly taking the lead in operations against the Kurdish militia the PKK in the east of Turkey.…
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tu...lies-3fcpwc2jk

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    Announcer says Turkey is now run by 'peace council' - secular supposedly.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-...peace-council/
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    Erdogan speaks on CNN via Facetime.

    Doesn't exactly suggest 'I'm still in charge'.
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    The facetime interviews on TV are surreal
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Sounds like his goose is cooked. President is calling for people to go on the streets
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Erdogan was playing kiss and make up with Putin in the last couple of weeks. Wonder was that the last straw for some factions in the army?

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    Looks like coup is stuttering. Shudder to think what sort of powers Erdogan will seize for himself if he remains in power
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