BREAKING: A military coup in Turkey has overthrown the govt

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BREAKING: A military coup in Turkey has overthrown the govt

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:08 pm

Apparently, the Turkish army has made a coup d'etat and taken over. :shock:

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/turkey/
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According to Turkish media, the military statement said the army had taken action to: "reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for the law and order to be reinstated."

The military statement went on to say that "all international agreements and commitments will remain. We pledge that good relations with all world countries will continue."
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Post by psijac » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:54 pm

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Everything is such a mess over there I don't even know.
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Post by joe817 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:00 pm

From what I understand the Turkish military is attempting to overthrow a duly elected constitutional government. I know Turkey is a key NATO ally, and U.S. fighters launch from our air base over there in this so-called "war on ISIS".

this is still unfolding atm.
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Post by vjallen75 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:00 pm

psijac wrote:Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Everything is such a mess over there I don't even know.
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Post by parabelum » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:07 pm

From what I understand this is a good thing.

Remember when Turkish government almost provoked a war with Russia, who ought to be our natural ally against Islamofascist?

I never considered Erdogan an ally, especially since his regime has been known supplier and buyer of ISIS oil, look it up I'm driving :shock:

I have a hunch that this signals a collapse in Islamic dictatorship, but again, might be too early to tell.

But just wait for BO's response. If he is against it, then it's a good thing.
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Post by JALLEN » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:15 pm

It doesn't seem clear whether or not it will be successful. Lots of folks in the streets, and it isn't obvious which way it will go.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:32 pm

Good thing.

Think Egypt/Morsi
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:34 pm

Roy, I love the new avatar. Are those laser beams going through your head? LOL (....wishful thinking......)
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:36 pm

JALLEN wrote:It doesn't seem clear whether or not it will be successful. Lots of folks in the streets, and it isn't obvious which way it will go.
Erdogan is face timing (the irony) from outside Ankara. It's already over.
Only the Islamists will be demonstrating and the military will make easy work of it, I believe.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:37 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:Roy, I love the new avatar. Are those laser beams going through your head? LOL (....wishful thinking......)
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Post by mojo84 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:39 pm

I am processing this to determine if this is a good thing or not. What role should the US take, if any?

I'm tired of the US getting involved in other nations' internal strife. However, it may be called for to protect our interests.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:43 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nment.html
'We have taken control': Turkish military launch coup to depose Islamist government - as President Erdogan FaceTimes TV station and urges his supporters to fight while he hides in a hotel room
  • Turkish troops have launched a military coup according to the government with helicopters firing on capital Ankara
  • Turkish PM Binali Yildirim told reporters: 'We will not allow this attempt' although the military said they are in control
  • Explosions and gunfire have been reported in several locations with fast attack jets patrolling over the skies
  • The Turkish military claimed they have taken power in order to protect the civil rights of the population
  • President Recep Erdogan has used 'FaceTime' to call on the population to take to the streets to oppose the coup
It sounds like it might not be a bad thing, if it is getting rid of an Islamist gov't.......even if that gov't was elected.
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Post by parabelum » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:53 pm

My suspicion is that there will be a ground swell of Muslims around the globe demanding reformation. People have had enough of this, and though I am not a fan of Gingrich, he was 100% right when he said that those who believe in Sharia Law must be deported.

The Sharia loving/supporting ones are going to see their days numbered.

That is my hope at least.
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Post by koine2002 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:55 pm

Turkey has a Military coup about once every 10 years. From what I understand, the Turkish military is constitutionally tasked with protecting the constitution from out of control democratically elected leadership in order to protect those same people who elected that leadership. Most times it's to protect the secular form of government even though it is a Muslim Republic. Erdogan is a megalomaniac who tries to silence any opposition, including people who criticize him in other countries (via lawsuits). He needed to go. The Turkish military is the reason that Turkey is not a radical Islamic country.
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Post by Beiruty » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:03 pm

Does not look good and if the people supporting the government are in the streets and it seems people are going into the street. The Military would not shoot at civilians and the coup would fail. Erdogan would prevail. If the coup get foot hold and then there would be no election for the next 10yrs or so. That is there is no democracy, nor constitution to defend.
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