(thanks gallier- just my dyslexia)
Ally: thanks for letting me know! I always suspected this was an possibility.
Particularly once Yildrim came to power.- Erdogan had nothing to do with appointing him
I don't even know how to describe my feelings right now!! A bit freaked out, that's for sure.
My husband is saying to me "you thought this could happen"
You discussed it with me.
*I suspected the helicopter crash was a house cleaning- particularly with Yildrim spinning the narrative * There were likely aspects of house cleaning at the Ataturk airport bombing.
Anyone in the alt or msm who is spinning this as making things right in Turkey, is in my opinion, completely out of their mind. Their insane and or coopted. All these complaints about Turkey being undemocratic, and then approving of a military coup are indicative of total insanity!
Let's see what the leaders of the 'free world' say about this-
The problem here is that Turkey's political leadership- the elected politicians were not going along with the NATO tyranny! The NATO plan. This should make clear to us all the obvious elements of the deep state embedded in NATO nations. And what an illusion the democracies we believe in really are! Illusion, empowered only by our belief in the illusion. The trouble with Turkey was not a lack of democracy. Au contraire it was a bit too much democracy and too little compliance with the deep state!
The helicopter crash: Link
Conflicting casualty counts: Lots of top brass, down in one helicopter- Yildrim, the CIA stooge spun the narrative:
'Yildrim says there will be a thorough investigation but announces it wasn’t terrorism (or sabotage) and it was the weather- No investigation necessary when Yildrim is on the job! Same as at Ataturk. I do not trust Yildrim one bit!*The constant demonization of Erdogan- blamin and framin'
*The obvious PKK (NATO stay behind army) destabilization of Turkey
*The theft of the Turkish election all covered here
*The military constitution left over from the last coup-
*The President with NO REAL POWER- Hence the one always being demonized
*I had noticed visits from Ankara looking back at all the old material when I initially wrote about the destabilization of Turkey- who was reading this material I wondered?
*And the distraction of Nice.
*NATO will control the airspace, openly.
Let's look back at some of my previous posts:
Monday July 11/2016: " Coup: always keeping in mind the possibility of a coup in Turkey- December 2013: Egypt and Turkey: Destabilization and Destabilization"
****Erdogan, unlike Obama and Trudeau was elected directly by the peoples of Turkey-
- Yes, Willy Loman, It’s about Blamin’ & Framin’ Turkey & Saudi Arabia
& 2015: NATO Bows Out on Turkey. Turkey and Article 4
Some time last year I begin to wonder about all those NATO backed destabilizers piled up at Turkey's southern border and began to understand how they would be turned on Turkey. I failed to consider NATO's destabilizers on Turkey's northern border, initially. But soon enough it dawned on me that the PKK, as a "Stay behind Army" would inevitably become a player in this destabilization.And that's not even all of them!
Yes, I have mentioned on several occasions in multiple posts that, in my opinion, the PKK is a functioning Stay Behind Army backed by NATO. I have gone so far as to talk this point up elsewhere too. Surely I can't be the sole person who realizes the connection?
I'm grabbing a bunch of news stories for readers!
Turkish military has released a statement saying armed forces have 'fully seized control' of running the country.
- A military statement read on Turkish state TV announced martial law had been imposed across the country and a curfew was declared.- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says his country will "never, ever tolerate unlawfulness".- Gunshots have been heard coming from military jets in the capital of Ankara.- Flights in and out of Turkey have been suspended.
- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly told the people of Turkey to head to public squares and airports via a phone video interview.
11.05am Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency has reported 17 police killed at Ankara Special Forces headquarters, this is yet to be confirmed.11.03am A Turkish fighter jet has shot down a military helicopter used by coup plotters in Ankara, broadcaster NTV has reported.
10.51am Turkish news agency Dogan has reported that soldiers have opened fired on people trying to cross Istanbul's Bosporus bridge in protest of the attempted coup, and some have been wounded.
10.36am There are reports of clashes in Istanbul's Taksim Square as Edrogan supporters headed to the area, reports BBC.
A protest has also formed near the parliament building in Ankara.10.32am A senior Turkish official says they believe insecurity will continue for the next 24 hours but will be contained.
10.29am Army vehicles were seen at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport after the military said it seized full control of Turkey, reports AP.
"Reports of a coup in Turkey took Washington off guard (that's a bald face lie)Friday as a military faction claimed it had taken control of the strategic U.S. ally. Relations between the U.S. and Turkey have been strained in recent months, but stability in the country is vital to American interests in the Middle East."(which is exactly why claims of the coup taking Washington off guard are unadulterated bullshit)
"It is unclear what, if any, obligation the U.S. would have to come to Turkey’s defense as a NATO ally. The Article 5 provision of the NATO alliance requires countries to come to the aid of a fellow ally in case of attack, but it is unknown how it would apply in the case of a coup rather than an attack from a country outside the alliance." seriously McClatchy is writing this shite with a straight face!This coup has the backing of NATO- 100 percent! To believe otherwise is to believe absurdities!
In the statement read on Turkish television, the military official said the increase in terrorist attacks was one reason for the coup.
-That mission has frustrated Western allies, as Edrogan has appeared more focused on defeating Kurdish militants inside his own country
-The Obama administration has also been frustrated with Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian tendencies - Erdogan actually elected by the Turkish people-
Some police and intelligence in Turkey were resisting, says BBC's Mark Urban
15 July 2016 Last updated at 23:09 BST
An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.Oil rallies on reports of coup in Turkey
"It became apparent that some police were resisting, and also some elements of military intelligence", reports Mark Urban.
Oil prices extended gains in late trading on Friday after Turkey's armed forces said they had taken power in the country, igniting concerns about potential disruptions to shipments along one of the world's busiest shipping routes.Live coverage on Youtube
Reports of gunfire- Military preventing people from communicating
Another video - The talking head from France 24 says live gun fire is being used as a deterrent!
"This night might be wild and bloody"
It's being reported that the coup looks to have failed:
Last Updated Friday, July 15, 2016 8:50PM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish officials said Saturday morning the government had appeared to have repelled an attempted military coup following a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left at least 17 dead, according to state-run media.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview over FaceTime with the CNN Turk station, dismissed the military action as "an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces." His office declined to disclose his whereabouts, saying only that he was in a secure location.
Turks took to the streets of cities across the country waving national flags throughout the attempted coup to show their support for the government.
By Saturday morning, a top Turkish official said the coup attempt appeared to have been repelled. The senior official told The Associated Press that all government officials were in charge of their offices. The official requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Earlier, Nuh Yilmaz, a spokesman for Turkish National Intelligence told CNN Turk the coup attempt had been quashed. Yilmaz added that Gen. Hulusi Akar, the military chief of staff, was back in control and "everything is returning to normal."
The chaos, included a reported bomb explosion at the parliament, capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey blamed on Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule, which has included a government shake up and a crackdown on dissidents and opposition media.
Critics also have blamed Erdogan for taking a hard line on Turkey's Kurdish rebels after the collapse of peace efforts, leading to deadly clashes that have increased military casualties. His government has also come under scrutiny for allegedly tolerating the flow of fighters and weapons to rebel groups fighting the government in Syria in the early years of the civil war there, fueling the growth of the Islamic State group. That policy, according to analysts, backfired when Turkey took on a more active role in the U.S.-led coalition against the extremists, who have since been blamed for a series of deadly bombings on Turkish soil.
The coup attempt began late Friday, with a statement from the military saying it had seized control "to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for law and order to be reinstated."
Fighter jets buzzed overhead, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. Soldiers blocked entry to Istanbul's main Ataturk Airport, where four tanks were stationed, according to the private Dogan news agency. Two other tanks and a military vehicle were stationed in front of the VIP terminal. Dogan said the soldiers had entered the tower and stopped all flights.
But the military did not appear unified, with top commanders taking to television to condemn the action and order troops back to their barracks.
"Those who are attempting a coup will not succeed. Our people should know that we will overcome this," Gen. Zekai Aksakalli, the commander of the military special forces, told the private NTV television by telephone.
Fighter jets under the control of loyalist forces were flying over the capital to strike at helicopters flown by coup supporters, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Private NTV television reported that one helicopter was shot down.
"The military commanders have made it clear that the coup plotters violated the chain of command," presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told NTV. "The people have shown that they stand in solidarity with democracy and the elected government."
But the sounds of explosions and continued to ring out in the capital.
During the fighting, 17 police officers were killed in a helicopter attack on police special forces headquarters on the outskirts of Ankara, Anadolu said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had called Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to express his government's "absolute support for Turkey's democratically-elected, civilian government and democratic institutions." NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also said he spoke to Cavusoglu and called for respect for democracy.
During his FaceTime interview, Erdogan reached out to his supporters to take to the streets to shore up the government.
"Let us gather in our squares, at our airports as the people and let that minority group come upon as with their tanks and artillery and do whatever they wish to do," Erdogan said.
Turks appeared to heed that call early Saturday marching through the streets of Izmir and Istanbul, waving Turkish flags and gathering in the main square in the capital, Ankara. The Dogan news agency reported that soldiers fired on a group of people trying to cross the Bosporus bridge to protest the attempted coup, and that some people have been hurt. TV footage showed people running for cover as shots rang out.
Troops also fired in the air to disperse a growing crowd of government supporters at the Taksim monument in Istanbul as military helicopters flew overhead. A nearby mosque made an anti-coup announcement over its loudspeakers.
Turkey's state-run news agency said military helicopters attacked the headquarters of TURKSAT satellite station on the outskirts of Ankara and the Ankara police headquarters.
A dozen tanks were seen moving toward a palace used by the prime minister and deputy prime ministers. When a car tried to stop one of the tanks, the tank rammed through the vehicle. Those in the car escaped.
As the crisis unfolded, there were reports that access to popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook had been blocked within the country. Facebook declined comment, but Twitter said it suspected "intentional" interference with its service.