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There has definitely been a coup attempt. It is unclear who has control.
CNN: Turkish military units attempt uprising, PM says.
A report from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said military-appearing jets had been flying low over the city and Istanbul for about an hour.Tanks and troops in the streets.
State television appears not to be broadcasting.
No flights in or out.
Internet shut down.
Erdogan is out of the country and seeking asylum in Germany.
Seems Erdogan was caught with his pants down...
Senior US military source tells NBCNews that Erdogan, refused landing rights in Istanbul, is reported to be seeking asylum in Germany
Turkish news agency reports Chief of Turkish Army and other generals have been taken hostage
****if I am reading the tea leaves correctly, it appears Erdogan revised the Constitution and replaced key military heads to accomodate reIslamization of Turkey. The above links suggest the moderates in the military (Kemalists) have taken over
But there's a lot more Islamist citizens in Turkey now than there was last time, or the time before that, or the time before that.
Our relations were a lot better with Turkey in the past when the military was in charge.
The electorate in Turkey, like in Egypt, Iraq, and every other place Muslims have been allowed to vote, are overlay persuaded by the Cleric.
If fact this is not much different than what went down in Egypt recently.
Every Turk I've ever ran across on the Internets has been a anti-American asshole btw.
As a whole they're still having a hard time getting their minds around the fact that their time as an influential empire is over and it aint coming back.
The Turkish military understands this though. They wouldn't have destabilized Syria.
Misadventure has it's consequences.
This is not old Turkey," he said. "This is new Turkey."<===
The Int'l Spectator @intlspectator
BREAKING: Erdogan's hotel room, where he was spending his vacation, was bombed by coup plotters