Military Coup Unfolding In Turkey Triggering Terror and Confusion

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Plain-clothes police officers detain an anti-government protester at Taksim Square in central Istanbul. (Photo: Public Domain)

 

July 15, 2016

By Lorra B.

The Turkish military, in an effort to preserve “democratic order,” has staged a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime.

According to Huff Post, “The Turkish military declared late Friday that it had taken over the country, triggering confusion and terror across the nation.”

The Turkish Capital, Ankara, was stormed by troops as gunfire boomed and jets thundered overhead.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, however, has vowed that the government would not allow this to happen. “Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command. The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when people say so.”

A Turkish correspondent told Reuters that “Soldiers had entered TRT (TRT World television channel) buildings in Ankara.” Later an announcement was read on TRT that military were professing “democratic and secular rule of law had been eroded by the current government. A new constitution would be prepared as soon as possible…but for now, martial law is in effect.”

 Cars and buses are being diverted in Istanbul and military vehicles, along with soldiers, line the entrance of the bridge that leads to one of Turkey’s largest metropolises.

As the coup unfolds, Secretary of State John Kerry urges any American citizens in Turkey to seek shelter and stay indoors as all national police in Turkey are being summoned to duty in Ankara.

By Lorra B.

13 thoughts on “Military Coup Unfolding In Turkey Triggering Terror and Confusion

  1. As a Muslim, BHO will want to turn him over as he refrains from demanding freedom of those held in Islamic states such as Iran for their opposition to tyranny.
    That is from an an opinion that seeks more knowledge to support or adjust it.

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      • From Joseph Botts’ home page of June 17, 2016, 2016, I believe, is a revealing post, “Obama Told Us His Plans.” Additional material, if more is needed/if you aren’t disgusted enough, can be found in his declaration that went something like “The United States is not to be a Christian nation … [pause], that is, just a Christian nation …” and other such uttered religious beliefs.

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  2. As a secular country for most of the last century, they became a good ally, especially in the Korean War. How will this affect the immigration of jihadists into Europe? When Islamist rule returned, there was a saying, “One man, one vote, one time.”

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