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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby miltiades » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:32 am

It appears that the coup was unsuccessful, if anyone thinks that toppling Erdogan would somehow be of benefit to Cyprus must be a dreamer.

Erdogan's time must be approaching but the army taking over will in no way benefit Cyprus.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:47 am

It has been said that the only grouping left in the Turkish armed forces capable of staging a coup were the Gulenists. The main purpose of the Ergenekon trial was to rid the armed forces of secularists/Kemalists. Since then, the AKP one-party state has closely controlled who gets into the officer training academies to make sure that the armed forces will in future be made up of its own supporters. Given that we have witnessed coupist aircraft being shot down by regime-loyal aircraft, this coup did not appear to enjoy the full support of the military. If the Gulenists were behind this, and the announcement made on state TV by the coupists notwithstanding, one has to question whether defence of secularism was the prime goal. It has often also been said that coups can only succeed in Turkey if the USA backs them. It is too early to do anything but speculate. Kikapu's theory has merit to it, too. I don't think it was the answer, but if they were going to start it I wish they had managed to carry it through.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:00 pm

It seems that the coupists are holding a lot of senior officers hostage.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Zenon33 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:52 pm

Obama and Merkel supports the islamist dictator Erdogan.
No more words, two devils and enemies of Cyprus and the free world.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:23 pm

Eight soldiers involved in the coup have fled in a helicopter to Greece, so that doesn't sound too encouraging.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:54 pm

And let that be a lesson to all TCs... you either come under Nick's command or join the Turkish cluster fuck! :lol:

PS: There is no 3rd option!
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:07 pm

According to the well-informed left-wing journalist Ahmet Şık, a raid against Gulenists in the armed forces was planned for this morning, so a group of Gulenists in the military decided to take preemptive action yesterday evening. They were seemingly hoping or gambling that other elements in the armed forces and society in general hostile to Erdoğan and the AKP would support them, but that did not appear to happen.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Maximus » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:08 pm

Its only the beginning,

How can you stage a successful coup with such a small minoirity of soldiors? Erdogan is talking about parallel structures and framing this on the Gulenists. Therefor he purges some 2750 judges from duty. Something is not right here.

So now he is going to shore up more power and become the biggest a$$ hole of Ankara. Erdogan has got his cannon fodder to take to the streets and protest and die for him but everyone else gets extinguished and labelled as terrorists. What is going to be the response from everyone else?
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:26 pm

Maximus wrote:How can you stage a successful coup with such a small minoirity of soldiors?

All you need is one man to stage a coup… an assassin.

They could’ve sent a small military unit over to that hotel and changed Turkish history but they foolishly went about it the long and ultimately disastrous way.

Ah well… now they’ll sink even deeper into dictatorship.
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Re: Attacks In Turkey

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:31 pm

Ironically, Erdo often criticized and impeded the Internet yet it was the Internet that saved him!

I’m sure he has a new view of it now… :lol:
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