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Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 15, 2016, 09:14:13 pm »
Lots of weird shit being reported on Twitter and, in the last few minutes, the BBC

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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 09:20:26 pm »
So not a full coup; just a cou?
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 09:38:35 pm »
Hard to say.  Right now, the PM is saying it's a mutiny by Gulenists, but the AKP blames Gulenists for everything, so that doesn't mean much.  That the Turkish PM was free to make that comment however, is interesting in its own right.

There are reports of clashes around the civilian intelligence HQ in Ankara.  Tanks have been deployed at Ankara airport.  Troops are blocking bridges into Istanbul and have been deployed in the streets of Istanbul and Ankara.  It's not clear in any of these cases where these are pro-government or pro-coup forces.

Reuters has also just reported a comment from the Turkish military that it is now in control of Turkey. https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/754049975483588612

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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 10:08:59 pm »
Just heard a quote from the PM along the lines of "Government still in charge, nothing to worry about". Not particularly confidence inspiring and empirical evidence points the other way somewhat. I'd be pretty fucking worried if this shit was going on under my reign.

Changes the perspective on curtains people's comments regarding the country over the past few weeks. Looks relatively well planned with the bridge blockades etc. but early information is always somewhat lacking.

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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 10:28:13 pm »
Just heard reports that Erdogan bailed out of the country.
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 10:46:01 pm »
He's been on TV, on a phone via skype asking people to get on the streets.

Looking more and more like full blown coup, streets apparently fairly quiet.
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 10:59:10 pm »
From Reuters/BBC details sounds fairly well planned. Only gone for state broadcaster, ignored private companies. Nationwide so not a few guys gone wild.

Rough times ahead there either way but can't see much wrong so far, erdogan is a bit of a prick to say the least so it will hopefully be a positive change if the rhetoric from he coup side comes good.

Wasn't there a guy here in turkey? Ratatosk or something?
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 11:05:34 pm »
Scratch that, explosion reported.

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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2016, 11:33:25 pm »
Just heard reports that Erdogan bailed out of the country.

Apparently was "already out of the country on holiday". Gunfire at various government buildings reported.

Possession being 9/10ths of the law and all that, they may just have a quick win here.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2016, 11:34:07 pm »
From Reuters/BBC details sounds fairly well planned. Only gone for state broadcaster, ignored private companies. Nationwide so not a few guys gone wild.

Rough times ahead there either way but can't see much wrong so far, erdogan is a bit of a prick to say the least so it will hopefully be a positive change if the rhetoric from he coup side comes good.

Wasn't there a guy here in turkey? Ratatosk or something?

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And there has been sporadic, scattered fighting.  More like scores being settled.  SO FAR, no word of civilian casualties.
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2016, 11:34:47 pm »
Just heard reports that Erdogan bailed out of the country.

Apparently was "already out of the country on holiday". Gunfire at various government buildings reported.

Possession being 9/10ths of the law and all that, they may just have a quick win here.

The story changed from "got on a lear jet" to "was already gone."
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2016, 11:35:04 pm »
Just to remind self to shut up:

reuters, just literally a second after I wrote that:
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 11:36:07 pm »
Wasn't there a guy here in turkey? Ratatosk or something?

That guy, Dodo something, was from Turkey.  The one that claimed to have some work as an english translator, and made lots of friends correcting Nigel or someone about the origins of an english saying.
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Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 11:40:35 pm »
From Reuters/BBC details sounds fairly well planned. Only gone for state broadcaster, ignored private companies. Nationwide so not a few guys gone wild.

Rough times ahead there either way but can't see much wrong so far, erdogan is a bit of a prick to say the least so it will hopefully be a positive change if the rhetoric from he coup side comes good.

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Ratatosk and Purple Eris.

And there has been sporadic, scattered fighting.  More like scores being settled.  SO FAR, no word of civilian casualties.

That's the concern for me though. One score settling leads to another leads to a full blown clusterfuck.

Story switch is interesting, need to keep an eye on that.

Not heard anything regarding an intention to return to the country any time soon. Where are the fashionable exile spots in the modern world? I assume south america's too touristy. Indonesia and surrounding regions?
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