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Turkey
« on: July 15, 2016, 07:03:20 pm »
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Military Coup...


Turkey army group announces takeover on TV
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36809083

What the fuck? Scary times

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 09:38:22 pm »
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sounds like it failed. erdogan sucks but as my old professor juan cole tweeted earlier today, "Military coups are always bad for the people, always made for an elite."

may democracy prevail, however flawed.
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 12:48:58 am »
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the footage of soldiers surrendering is incredible..


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Re: Turkey
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 05:16:56 am »
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Damn, i would have been pissing my pants all night if i was a citizen of the nearby country, historical 'enemies' for ~1000 years , 8-10 times smaller in population, constantly being militarily and politically  oppressed/harassed against all international rules and agreements. Even more if i lived in the second biggest city of the country ( huge target ), which is a few hours drive ( or if you will, 1 to 2 minutes f-16 flight ) away from Istanbul.

Oh wait...
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 05:20:23 am by vag »
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 05:36:37 am »
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Damn, i would have been pissing my pants all night if i was a citizen of the nearby country, historical 'enemies' for ~1000 years , 8-10 times smaller in population, constantly being militarily and politically  oppressed/harassed against all international rules and agreements. Even more if i lived in the second biggest city of the country ( huge target ), which is a few hours drive ( or if you will, 1 to 2 minutes f-16 flight ) away from Istanbul.

Oh wait...

eek!! :/

that is something current-day Americans can't really comprehend, unless they've lived abroad obviously.

hope everything continues to de-escalate and everyone chills the fuck out.

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 06:24:26 am »
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We've been fighting the Turks for centuries... paid tribute for centuries... although we stopped them quite a few times from invading the rest of the Europe, with the Western countries just enjoying us fighting them and never sending troops to actually help us.

But yeah, wtf is up with the military surrendering to the cops, lol. Maybe they were told they will be bombarded from the sky by aircraft or something.

Oh, and Erdogan is a piece of shit. Let's not forget that part.

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 08:52:19 am »
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yeah fuck erdogan, but it's good that the coup seems to have failed.

http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/turkish-people-attempted.html

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Ironically, Turkish democracy is in deep trouble. President Erdogan looks at the system as an elective dictatorship– the only role of the people is to vote in a regular referendum on him and his party, after which they should demobilize and let him do as he will. No one, he says, has a right to criticize an elected leader who represents the will of the people (Rousseau meets Ottomanism). Erdogan has mercilessly cracked down on the press, jailing journalists for reporting news he didn’t like.

Even under these circumstances, the Turkish people rejected a military take-over, across the board.

People power has often helped return the military to the barracks after a coup, as with the protests in Pakistan in 2007 over Gen Pervez Musharraf’s tinkering with the Supreme Court, which forced him to step down in favor of a democratically elected government. But this Turkish moment is important because it didn’t just end a military dictatorship, it helped nip one in the bud.
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strength would be:
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- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 11:24:25 am »
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Lol, I heard this on the news about the failed military coup but didn't read into it yet, but glad the coup failed, scary as fuck, when you have a coup operation being carried out by the military, I would have thought they would have been succesful taking into account their military equipments and that to the cops lol. I hope everything de-escalates quickly.

i gather that erdogan is the prime minister/president of turkey, do people hate him because he is a dictator and the bad things he has done in the past, or just in regards to this situation?
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Re: Turkey
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2016, 05:58:42 am »
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/12077703/Turkeys-president-says-all-he-wants-is-same-powers-as-Hitler.html

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In a statement that surprised even his critics, Mr Erdogan responded to arguments that putting political power in the hands of the presidency would not work in a "unitary state".
He said there were other examples of its being successful. "There are already examples in the world,” he said.
You can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany. There are later examples in various other countries."