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Old 20.07.2016, 10:50
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Latest news: all academicians (apparently Turkey has some 150k+ of them) are barred from leaving the country

edit: Correction, they may not go onto official trips outside of Turkey and those officially abroad must come back

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Yeap, right on the button greenmount.
I feel bad about joking on this subject tbh. The whole situation looks too bad to even consider looking at it in a slightly more optimistic way.
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Old 20.07.2016, 10:56
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If death penalty is reinstated, they will have to hang Abdullah Ocalan as he was sentenced to death until they abolished it.

Now if that happens, what they think is now war with PKK will be just afternoon tea compared to what will come.
I am not sure it can get any worse. Remember the pictures from South East after the operations to get back streets where PKK has been stockpiling ammunition for years since the initial peace(!!) talks with the same AKP government? Cities looked like those in Syria
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Again, it's more about the message. And there was so much talk about the death-penalty already that I'm wondering how they can walk back on it without looking like cowards.
Could be a matter of "three steps forward, one step back".

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My co-worker's sister was actually on one of those bridges when the trucks started rolling up and blocking it.
He says, most people feared a coup above everything (because their parents told them how bad they were in the past), Erdogan is perceived as the lesser evil and they are literally too stupid to comprehend what is going on right now.
State-propaganda doing its thing for that, too, obviously.
I don't remember any articles pointing to cheats or falsifications during the vote. As hard as it is, you can't ignore that he's democratically elected. I do agree though that laizism is essentially down the drain here.
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Old 20.07.2016, 12:12
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I don't remember any articles pointing to cheats or falsifications during the vote.

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Its akin to saying 'my dog ate my homework'.

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Old 20.07.2016, 12:25
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Latest news: all academicians (apparently Turkey has some 150k+ of them) are barred from leaving the country

edit: Correction, they may not go onto official trips outside of Turkey and those officially abroad must come back
Some damn people still teach secular based education; evolution, science and such crap
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Old 20.07.2016, 12:38
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Could be a matter of "three steps forward, one step back".


I don't remember any articles pointing to cheats or falsifications during the vote. As hard as it is, you can't ignore that he's democratically elected. I do agree though that laizism is essentially down the drain here.
Voting fraud? the whole thing was a fraud - little TV time or communication ability for the opposition parties - massive campaigning by Erdogan when president which was illegal - far more ballot papers printed than the Turkish population.

I do not like quoting Wikipedia but here.

Also here

Election night was particularly embarrassing to Turkish pollsters who in unison (almost, at least) were predicting a repeat of the June elections. In fact, using the mean and standard deviations of this sample of pollsters, predictions were off by an incredible 4.9 standard deviations.
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Old 20.07.2016, 13:15
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after Erdoğan party emails go online. Nearly 300,000 emails from ruling party posted online ‘in response to government’s post-coup purges’

For our Turkish reading readers click here actually a lot of the material is in English.
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Old 20.07.2016, 16:43
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

This tweet gives an overview (the numbers look correct to me) of the measures taken so far.

Not shown is the most recent action that will ban 21'000 teachers from teaching.
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Old 20.07.2016, 16:48
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This tweet gives an overview (the numbers look correct to me) of the measures taken so far.

Not shown is the most recent action that will ban 21'000 teachers from teaching.
I guess they'll be putting the arrested into the empty hotels. Reuters is saying that the govt. is meeting to discuss emergency measures.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tu...KCN0ZX07S?il=0
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Old 20.07.2016, 17:10
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Some damn people still teach secular based education; evolution, science and such crap
shouldn't those be deported from Turkey instead of held in the country?
or are they gonna be detained as well (how many jails has Erdogan built over the years?!)


addition: The Turkish military must be very weak at the moment, who would defend the country against a foreign take-over?
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addition: The Turkish military must be very weak at the moment, who would defend the country against a foreign take-over?
That would be NATO.

I did read reports that the Turkish military have removed their military advisers from Syria, although that may have been in response to the video of the rebels beheading the 10-12 year-old boy (as that was a group they were supporting).
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Old 20.07.2016, 19:46
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I guess they'll be putting the arrested into the empty hotels. Reuters is saying that the govt. is meeting to discuss emergency measures.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tu...KCN0ZX07S?il=0
Luckily the tourist trade figures are in the cellar so they will have plenty of hotels to choose from
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Old 20.07.2016, 21:15
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This tweet gives an overview (the numbers look correct to me) of the measures taken so far.

Not shown is the most recent action that will ban 21'000 teachers from teaching.
60,000 ! If so many were really involved then the coup would have been an enormous success.

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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

This is why the army needs to nuke Erdogan and his AKP party. And kill everybody who stands in the way

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Old 21.07.2016, 00:59
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Seems the 14 naval ships are still missing; maybe they should give them to Israel
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And kill everybody who stands in the way
Do you realise how mental you sound?
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Do you realise how mental you sound?
You would protect those "democrats"?
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You would protect those "democrats"?
You would nuke Turkey?
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Seems the 14 naval ships are still missing; maybe they should give them to Israel
They've probably been disguised as Blue Star Ferries by now.
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