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What is happening in Turkey tonight?

does anyone know what is going on in Turkey today/tonight,
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Old 15.07.2016, 22:18
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does anyone know what is going on in Turkey today/tonight,
Rumors of a coup.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tu...-idUSKCN0ZV2FE
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Old 15.07.2016, 22:20
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...rd-in-ankara1/
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Old 15.07.2016, 22:21
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Let's put it this way, Erdogan's major concerns right now don't include insulting songs from a German TV station nor slurs of Armenian genocide. I'd say we're looking at a military takeover bid, wouldn't you?
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Old 15.07.2016, 22:29
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Prime minister confirms coup attempt
Istanbul airports apparently closed to flights
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

we planned to fly tomorrow.
i think we need to look for an alternative destination.
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Old 15.07.2016, 22:56
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

finally some news by bbc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36809083
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...gunfire-ankara

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we planned to fly tomorrow.
i think we need to look for an alternative destination.
Reuters reporting flights cancelled:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tu...Name=worldNews
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Old 15.07.2016, 23:06
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Interesting to know what response if any from NATO
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Do not fly
Turkish public TV making the coup announcement repeatedly
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Live updates from the guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...gunfire-ankara

Reports that Turkey's top general has been taken hostage. If the whole armed forces aren't behind this it may get bloody fast.

Rather weak statement from Kerry.
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

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we planned to fly tomorrow.
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You aren't going. And you are better not going anyway.
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

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Istanbul airports apparently closed to flights
Damn, all that money spent advertising Turkish Airlines during the EM down the drain.

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Interesting to know what response if any from NATO
Do the soldiers have no insignia, wearing baclavas and speaking Russian?
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Reuters just now reporting martial law imposed.
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Old 15.07.2016, 23:28
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Turkish military claims takeover is done. Rumours that Erdogan left the country.
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

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Turkish military claims takeover is done. Rumours that Erdogan left the country.
Could you please provide sources.
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Old 15.07.2016, 23:31
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Turkish military claims takeover is done. Rumours that Erdogan left the country.
other reports say that Erdogan is on holiday outside the country.

would explain the timing
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Bye bye Erdogan and you islamist acolytes, we won't miss you. Good job Turkish army, nice to see you still have the balls to throw out the guys who are trying to restart a civil war in your eastern parts and keep ISIS running.
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Could you please provide sources.
I'm watching n-tv and read this on here, which is constantly updated.

Erdogan seems to speak at the moment to a tv-moderator on the phone, (don't know on which channel that is, a turkish one maybe) according to n-tv.

n-tv has moved on to Nizza now .....
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