A coup by who in Turkey? – preliminary report

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…by Jim W. Dean,  VT Editor

Initial reports are skimpy, but the official silence and the throttling back on social network traffic is and all the Turkish media shows something is a foot tonight. We will be watching.

 

Blocking communications is always a quick defensive move

Blocking communications is always a quick defensive move

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“Attempt by part of muilitary’

Yildirim says “it would be wrong to call it a coup” but that there has been an attempt by “part of the military”.

He describes it as an “illegal attempt” to seize power.

Turkey would never allow any “initiative that would interrupt democracy”, he said, and promised the perpetrators “will pay the highest price”.

Turkey’s PM Yildirim: Nothing will harm Turkish democracy

Binali Yildirim has called for calm.

Update from Istanbul

The Bosphorus and Fatih bridges were closed by the gendarmerie – a branch of the Turkish military dedicated to internal security – for traffic travelling from Asia to Europe, NTV television said. Traffic was still moving in the other direction.

Meanwhile, Turkish military aircraft were heard flying low over Ankara, AFP correspondents in the capital also reported. There was no immediate explanation for the cause of the incidents.

Rumours that Turkey has declared martial law on Twitter

All unconfirmed at this stage.

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6 Responses to "A coup by who in Turkey? – preliminary report"

  1. paul becke  July 16, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Phew ! Democracy saved…! I actually saw that kind of remark quoted or made on Sputniknews, I think. See how anxious all the world leaders are that insurrections don’t take on in their own countries. Pathetic.

  2. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  July 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Another “Reichstag Fire”? The Cabal attacks itself just to ensure that the Cabal/Erdogan retains power?

  3. mike orin  July 15, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    It would be nice to see a coup against zionista Erdogan – one not engineered by zion, of course. Might give some antiglobalists reason for some hope-like Brexit, or Russia’s actions in the Middle East. Speaking of reason and hope you should catch some of Putin’s speeches where he addresses topics like territorial integrity, white decimation, and homosexuality. And I sit here and have to endure the psychic torture of the Amerikan zionist political kabuki theater. No hope here – only a disassociated psychic illness.

  4. MaoSayTongue  July 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    If a Junta is in charge, it was a DIA op. CIA always chooses a single strongman.

  5. Preston James, Ph.D  July 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Erdogen wouldn’t listen to reason and brought this all on himself. He drank the Israeli Likudist Koolaide and now must pay. His generals have had enough of his fascism and ISIS support which has destroyed their previous massive tourist business with the Russians and Europeans.

  6. Zaguero  July 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Well, there certainly exists historical precedent. I thought the whole Ergenikon (sp?) purge was supposed to prevent the military from getting ideas, but who knows? At this point, anything that gets rid of Ergogan is probably good for the whole world.

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