Coup attempt underway in Turkey?

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  1. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear. Just what's not needed right now! More volatility in the region.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36809083?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central


    I've also seen reports of tanks at Attaturk airport.
     
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  3. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

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    ms_x_to_the_m Active Member

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    Apparently turkeys military says it has taken over.
    No link it's on CBC right now.
     
  5. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-36811357

    You can follow live developments at the above link.
     
  6. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Looks like things are about to change there. :)
     
  7. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    CBC News Alerts ‏@CBCAlerts 11m11 minutes ago
    Turkey PM, military issue conflicting statements. Army says its in control, PM says gov't in charge. Reports say soldiers, police fighting.
    95 retweets 16 likes

    CBC News Alerts ‏@CBCAlerts 4m4 minutes ago
    Anatolian News agency reports Turkey's army chief of staff taken hostage in military coup attempt. Army now in control of state-run TV.
     
  9. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Turkish Military Says It Has Seized Control From Ankara Government

    http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkey/1.731225

    "Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command," Yildirim, the prime minister, said in comments broadcast by private channel NTV. "The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so."
     
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    Dockins New Member

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    Wow, I don't know what to think or how to feel yet. Turkey is probably one of our favorite places to visit. The people have been very warm and the places we've been have been beautiful. The only bad thing about Turkey that I've personally seen, is the pushy salespeople, but that's common in a lot of the countries I've visited.
    It will be interesting to see if the refugee crisis and recent terrorists' attacks in Turkey played a part.
     
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  12. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Jul 15 2016, 5:17 pm ET

    'Attempt' at Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says


    by Phil Helsel and The Associated Press

    Turkey's prime minister says a group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup.

    The Associated Press reported that Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a group in the military engaged in an attempted coup.

    Binali Yildirim told NTV television: "it is correct that there was an attempt" when asked if there was a coup...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/attempt-coup-turkey-prime-minister-says-n610531
     
  13. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Stratfor (@Stratfor)


    5 mins ago - View on Twitter
    #Turkey Erdogan in airplane, refused landing at #Istanbul, now trying to seek asylum in Germany, US defense officials say, @MSNBC
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native

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  15. Inthedetails

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    "Turkish state broadcaster TRT has gone off air in the last few minutes, Reuters reports. Earlier, soldiers reportedly took control of its offices and an announcer read out a statement declaring martial law."

    From BBC news feed. BBM.
     
  16. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Hearing lots of gunfire live on CNN....
     
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    Gigi-G New Member

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  18. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    bbm, Makes me think of baghdad bob. jmo
     
  19. JLSChook

    JLSChook Fin's Pet

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    Pretty good live coverage here:

    [video=youtube;y60wDzZt8yg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60wDzZt8yg[/video]
     
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    U.S. State Department is telling Americans in Turkey to shelter in place and not to go to the Embassy.

    Info from twitter (#Turkey)
     
  21. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    Anyone familiar enough with Turkey to give us a quick tutorial on the situation. I'm only vaguely familiar (and most of my knowledge is from ancient times, not modern times).

    TIA.
     

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