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Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested
CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN

Posted on 07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT by Innovative

As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful.

A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aoc; ataturk; coup; doc; erdogan; gulenist; istanbul; military; militarycoup; obama; obiethemooselimb; rop; secularism; turkey; turkeycoup; turkish; turkishcoup
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It will probably take a few more days to find out what really happened and who is really in control.

I also recently read articles saying the coup was successful.

1 posted on 07/15/2016 9:43:19 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Very dad if true. White House wins again. The world loses.


2 posted on 07/15/2016 9:50:29 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~GOPe=Vichy Republican swine)
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To: Innovative

dad=sad


3 posted on 07/15/2016 9:50:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~GOPe=Vichy Republican swine)
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To: Innovative

Until next time!


4 posted on 07/15/2016 9:52:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Ain’t gonna be a next time. Expect a Stalin-like purge of the military.


5 posted on 07/15/2016 9:53:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Innovative

Yes, you’re right. CNN is reporting at midnight CST, that it is quite unclear who is really gaining control.

Media control is always a factor of importance in any uprising.


6 posted on 07/15/2016 9:55:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christ Rey! Public Education is the farm team for more Marxmsists coming, infinitum.)
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To: Innovative

A pity for Turkey, for the US (despite Obama’s blather), and for the memory of Kemal Ataturk.


7 posted on 07/15/2016 9:55:57 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ColdOne
dad=sad

Woke up this mornin'
Had those Istanbul Blues
When I looked over in the corner, baby
Dad and Grandpa had them, too.

8 posted on 07/15/2016 9:56:33 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: FredZarguna

Sad day for Turkey.


9 posted on 07/15/2016 9:57:34 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Innovative

We shall see. I read just a few hours ago, he jumped onto a jet and fled the country...


10 posted on 07/15/2016 9:58:50 PM PDT by heterosupremacist ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dfwgator

Why, it didn’t look like they have enough defectors to seize a crack house. Seems they folded like a lawn chair.


11 posted on 07/15/2016 10:00:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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“The military has issued statements, which have been published in some Turkish media, and not others, and reported by the Reuters news agency, claiming it has “fully seized control of Turkey” to maintain democratic order, that rule of law must remain a priority and international relations must remain. The statements have not been distributed through regular web channels.”

If you can’t trust CNN, who CAN you trust?


12 posted on 07/15/2016 10:03:25 PM PDT by heterosupremacist ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: A CA Guy
It's been a sad 13 years for Turkey. Today is just one more day of sorrow.

How can you help people who won't help themselves? If Turks hadn't poured into the streets in defiance of the military and in support of Erdogan, it might have been different. May their chains rest lightly upon them...

13 posted on 07/15/2016 10:05:27 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: Innovative

Now the executions begin.


14 posted on 07/15/2016 10:08:54 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Innovative

I’ve seen better coup’s at my local Cadillac dealer.


15 posted on 07/15/2016 10:09:15 PM PDT by UnBubba
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To: Innovative

That’s too bad, hopefully they have better luck next time.


16 posted on 07/15/2016 10:10:30 PM PDT by Rebel2016
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To: UnBubba

‘92 LA riots made that look like a day at Disneyland, on Gay day.


17 posted on 07/15/2016 10:11:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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“Now the executions begin.”

Do the Turks, hang, use firing squad or behead?


18 posted on 07/15/2016 10:15:04 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: FredZarguna

*S*...I like it!


19 posted on 07/15/2016 10:22:38 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Timpanagos1

Perhaps they do all three, to those they deem entitled.


20 posted on 07/15/2016 10:22:45 PM PDT by V K Lee (u TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP to TRIUMPH Follow the lead MAKE AMERICA GREAT)
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