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Failed military coup in Turkey; Erdogan promising swift reprisal

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nynt9

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I just received a call from my parents - something seems to be going down. The istanbul bridges are closed down and armed soldiers are blocking them:


Footage from the bridges: http://m.haberturk.com/gundem/haber/1267330-bogazici-koprusu-fransiz-bayraginin-renkleriyle-aydinlatildi

In Ankara, fighter jets are flying. Police have blocked the roads.

https://twitter.com/BeyTeoman/status/754036972956639233
https://twitter.com/elbarto_rbl/status/754036974642692096

My parents said they heard gunfire as well. Situation very fresh, nothing in the news yet.

What the fuck is happening? Has anyone else heard anything? Here are some journalists tweeting about it:

https://twitter.com/wellsla?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^news|twgr^author

https://twitter.com/MahirZeynalov?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^news|twgr^author

Note that the situation is developing and journalism in Turkey is handicapped by Erdogan so take everything with a grain of salt.

Updates:

Turkish news source saying helicopters opened fire near MIT (turkish national intelligence agency) headquarters

http://t24.com.tr/haber/mit-mustesarliginin-bulundugu-yenimahallede-helikopterden-ates-acildi,350142

Haaretz reporting: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkey/1.731225

This video has the soldier saying "the armed forces have taken over", aka martial law. It's my translation, not heard somewhere else. That's what they say

https://twitter.com/Cronikeys/status/754042994492252160

"Turkish PM Yıldırım says there has been "an attempt" and his government won't allow it."

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/754044459738927104
Social media blocked in Turkey:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ankara-explosion-turkey-twitter-facebook-ban-a6929136.html

Worth noting, the Turkish military has a constitutional clause where they are supposed to overthrow the government if the government poses a threat to secularity. This has happened before, with the backing of NATO. Every time so far, this has been a net positive, removing Islamists and installing democracy. However, this time it's unclear if the military is still driven by the secular remnants (Erdogan gutted them) or Erdogan's Islamist rival Fethullah Gulen. Will update as the situation develops.



https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/754050712531767296

UPDATE;
Turkey's military issue statement claiming coup has been successful & it has taken over the country.
reddit live thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/live/comments/4t0yda/breaking_turkish_military_locks_down_both_bridges/?st=iqo7csc1&sh=b64e720f

VIDEO: Alleged footage of helicopter opening fire in #Turkey. - @Havrekhshaeta
https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/754052241183674368

http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/news/id4865

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been taken to a secret location by forces loyal to him and extensive security measures are being taken to protect him, the Cumhuriyet newspaper reports.
Worth noting that whether Erdogan was democratically elected is quite dubious as every time there has been massive electoral fraud. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Electoral_fraud_and_violence_during_the_Turkish_general_election,_June_2015



People cheering for the military:

https://mobile.twitter.com/neontaster/status/754061142373244928

MSNBC just said Erdogan is seeking asylum is Germany.
"Turkish TV broadcasts a message from Erdogan claiming he's in control and will punish the coup leaders"
The following items seem to be of dubious veracity:
#Turkey Erdogan in airplane, refused landing at #Istanbul, now trying to seek asylum in Germany, US defense officials say, @MSNBC
https://twitter.com/Stratfor/status/754066156080750592

MSNBC: Germany denied permission to land. #Turkey

https://twitter.com/MariaLiaCalvo/status/754067355408314368?s=09
"A coup attempt in Turkey involves a substantial part of the military and "not just a few colonels", a European Union source monitoring events in the EU candidate country said on Friday."
""They control several strategic points in Istanbul. Given the scale of the operation, it is difficult to imagine they will stop short of prevailing," the source said."
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-eu-idUSKCN0ZV2NE

There's too much contradictory information out there right now, so I'll stop updating the OP unless something major is confirmed.
 

Pagusas

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I feel like we are on a powder keg ready to blow every time I see threads like this. Hope to god everything is ok and Turkey gaf stays ok.
 

NealMcCauley

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Maybe Erdogan said fuck it and declared martial law?

Hope everything turns out okay but it doesn't look likely.
 

Piecake

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Maybe Erdogan said fuck it and declared martial law?

Hope everything turns out okay but it doesn't look likely.
Another possibility is a military coup to overthrow Erdogan. I am pretty sure that has happened a few times in Turkey's history.

I would be very surprised if either is the case though.
 

nynt9

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Another possibility is a military coup to overthrow Erdogan. I am pretty sure that has happened a few times in Turkey's history.

I would be very surprised if either is the case though.
While it has happened before, Erdogan crippled the military and weeded out everyone who opposed him years ago with his made up charges and generals have been in prison without charge for years now so that's less likely these days.
 
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If it looks like a coup and smells like a coup...
 

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Just heard an explosion. Security ejecting us from British embassy bar in Ankara. No internet after this #turkey
 
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Embassy staff saying 'serious'. Multiple sources saying coup. Seems unlikely but... #turkey #ankara
Rumour is a shooting at the General staff in Ankara. Source says a coup - not sure the truth in that . They say military jandarma #turkey
Woman that works at British embassy.
 

chadskin

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There's definitely something going on. Read on Twitter it's the first time military troops and vehicles are seen in urban Turkish areas since 1997. Very curious situation.
 

SG-17

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Hopefully a coup to oust Erdogan and not a coup by Erdogan to gain a full dictatorship.
 

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Turkey's been through several coups. It's part of the reason it's been so progressive compared to other Muslim countries ironically enough...
Yeah, the military's historically been a failsafe against religion.

I wonder if (GoT spoilers)
this is effectively a Jon Snow plans to resettle the Wildlings situation
is that a good thing?
In this situation, probably.
 
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