Failed Coup in Turkey: 15/07/2016

#1
Lots of stuff just started pinging out about gunfire in Istanbul, fast jets over Ankara, bridges over Bosphorous blocked by tanks.

Possible mil coup?

Thought Erdogan had broken the Turkish forces.
 
#3
Thought Erdogan had broken the Turkish forces.
So did he...

They've been playing nicely with KSA a lot recently.

Turkish AF demonstrate their flying v low at night through the city skills.

 
#4
Photos now coming out of tanks on the street, F16s passing over Ankara on the deck. Gunfire in Ankara.
 
#6
Sounds like either an anti-terrorist op, or bye, bye Sultan Erdogan. Hopefully the latter!
 
#7
This would put them decades back in the eyes of the world if it is anything other than a security exercise. Let's hope it isn't too serious, though I have a feeling in my pee. :cool:
 
#9
A pretty reliable dude online just reported 'attack helicopters firing on govt building in Ankara'
 
#10
Always had a lot of respect for the Turkish military. A deep-seated understanding of the world.
 

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#11
All social media has now been blocked in Turkey. Before it went down the PM (not Erdogan who's the President) was saying it was 'military action without a chain of command' and definitely not a coup.

Footage shot on Twitter also of bridges lined with troops and blocked off with trucks rather than tanks.
 
#13
Erdogan thought that he'd emasculated the military and could waltz into an Islamic state.

Turkish authorities are saying that the COC isn't involved (yeah right) & it can't be called a coup.

Erdogan is toast.
 
#14
#15
All social media has now been blocked in Turkey. Before it went down the PM (not Erdogan who's the President) was saying it was 'military action without a chain of command' and definitely not a coup.

Footage shot on Twitter also of bridges lined with troops and blocked off with trucks rather than tanks.
Green trucks I presume ergo easily confused with Tanks by those with room temp IQs, media studies degrees and professing to be investigative journalists - where investigative is defined by can enter the word tank into google.

At what point does military action without chain of command become a coup?

Edit : Ah now answered - When the PM changes his mind and says so -
 
#16
Hope that wasn't a piss-take: I've certainly found them far more realist in their outlook than the Turkish MFA.
Not a piss-take at all. The Turkish officers I've met were all very clear in what they thought was necessary to keep the show on the road.
 
#17
Not a piss-take at all. The Turkish officers I've met were all very clear in what they thought was necessary to keep the show on the road.
Looks like they're going to have a shot at making it better.
 
#20
Last week they wanted to join the EU. This week they are up for a spot of enforced Government change.......
Turkey has been very ambivalent about joining the EU for several years. As I'm sure you're aware the first discussions started just the other day in 1959.

Maybe there's a military set that wants to speed things up a bit?
 

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