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Old 18.04.2017, 01:33
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I didn't make such a claim!

I said it wouldn't make a difference even if they did.
A deal is a deal, if Turkey had delivered then the EU had to agree!
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Old 18.04.2017, 10:14
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Whilst MSM scrabble around with a banner on their website during a breaking news story, Twitter has photos, live video feed, identified individuals involved and can tell you what they breakfast.

But you just stick to the Guardian website. It tells you want you want to read after all.
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Old 18.04.2017, 10:27
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Whilst MSM scrabble around with a banner on their website during a breaking news story, Twitter has photos, live video feed, identified individuals involved and can tell you what they breakfast.

But you just stick to the Guardian website. It tells you want you want to read after all.
And every major news story can be covered in depth in 140 characters
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Old 18.04.2017, 11:03
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And every major news story can be covered in depth in 140 characters
If only you were able to post links on twitter... oh wait. You can.
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Old 18.04.2017, 11:08
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If only you were able to post links on twitter... oh wait. You can.
Links to msm? Great!
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Links to msm? Great!
I don't think you get how news, the media, or Twitter works.
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Old 18.04.2017, 16:58
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The fraud will not change anything anymore though, that's the point.
When I said the following on March 29th:


... I was told:
<<Yes, I do..in a world where the USA elections are questioned, yes i do believe the voting will be as fair as theirs. >> by DarkBlue who seems to be Turkish? He/she was right I guess .... it was as fair as theirs only less professionally covered up?

However, I doubt very much anything can be changed now. The whole thing was a scam and Erdoğan never really pretended otherwise, did he?
That was me...the discussion was on abroad voting and counting and there are no issues there.

What happened in Turkey is a different topic. Noone could have expected that the governing authority makes such illegal decision...which by the way is not published on their official declaration yet. I see that this is not discussed here yet.

It is clear that the election authority is not standing behind their decision,it is unlikely but still very much possible that the referendum will be cancelled.

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Old 18.04.2017, 17:41
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That was me...the discussion was on abroad voting and counting and there are no issues there.

What happened in Turkey is a different topic. Noone could have expected that the governing authority makes such illegal decision...which by the way is not published on their official declaration yet. I see that this is not discussed here yet.

It is clear that the election authority is not standing behind their decision,it is unlikely but still very much possible that the referendum will be cancelled.
I know it was you and when I wrote my post end of March I meant the entire election.
I'm not sure no one could have expected those illegal decisions - we've seen their actions before the abroad elections started. Also there were issues during abroad voting (Turks in Switzerland who were suddenly not registered at the places they had voted for years etc. ) I know it was the Blick (someone posted it on here) - and I don't read the Blick - but it was a Video and I doubt Blick would go so far to cut one so it would show different facts.

I don't blame you for believing it would be okay, I was hoping you would be right and I'm glad to hear that there could be a possibility that the referendum will be cancelled. I guess, a second round could thwart some of Erdoğan's power-game. Of course it could produce some more angry pros but it could also let some opponents raise the courage to vote as they really want to. Let's face it, it was dangrous to vote no, with eyes and ears everywhere. And as I mentioned before - I value eacht no-voter's courage.
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Old 26.04.2017, 17:21
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 people today they said had secretly infiltrated police forces across the country on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric blamed by the government for a failed coup attempt last July.

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Even though Erdogan won the referendum he still sees "terrorists" everywhere!
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Old 26.04.2017, 17:49
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Even though Erdogan won the referendum he still sees "terrorists" everywhere!
Is this signed and sealed now?
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Old 26.04.2017, 18:11
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Is this signed and sealed now?
officially, no..the final results are not revealed yet. The opposition is now taking the case to European court.

However, I doubt the European court will accept the case.
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Old 26.04.2017, 18:16
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Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 people today they said had secretly infiltrated police forces across the country on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric blamed by the government for a failed coup attempt last July.

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Even though Erdogan won the referendum he still sees "terrorists" everywhere!
I see 2,000 criminals in the photo
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Old 26.04.2017, 19:04
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officially, no..the final results are not revealed yet. The opposition is now taking the case to European court.

However, I doubt the European court will accept the case.
And then what?
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Old 26.04.2017, 22:01
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And then what?
Then tyrannicide eventually
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Old 30.04.2017, 01:29
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Then tyrannicide eventually
Eventually?

Turkey today blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows.

ca. 4,000 public officials were dismissed by Turkey today, on April 26 more than 1,000 people were detained and over 9,100 police suspended.

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Actually I could be OK with banning television dating shows.
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Old 30.04.2017, 01:36
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

A Basle policeman was arrested last Thursday for allegedly accessing Swiss police records of Erdogan critics and sending data to an AKP linked organisation.
He was freed but continues to be investigated.

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Actually I could be OK with banning television dating shows.
Says the married man

You know that's how these things start! "Ah well, that's alright...", "okay, I can live with that ..." and boom you lost your freedom.
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If he keeps this up there'll be no one to run anything in the country. Then what will he do?
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If he keeps this up there'll be no one to run anything in the country. Then what will he do?
My thoughts in February and at his rate we should have the answer by .... July?
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The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner also shot dead, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday.
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If all true then seems to be wild west in Turkey at the moment, anything goes!

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A PKK terror attack late Thursday left one village guard martyred and three others wounded in eastern Turkey, according to local sources.

The attack was carried out in Ercis district of Van province,
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At least 11 terrorists of PKK's Syrian wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) were killed on Friday after the group attacked a military border station in southeastern Turkey, the military said in a statement.
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