Jul 15 2016
God’s speed to the Turkish armed forces. Take the bastard Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who is considered Barack Obama’s best friend) out.
UPDATE: Very sad to report the coup has failed. Dozens of people have been killed and over 700 members of the armed forces arrested following an attempted military coup in Turkey, according to reports. Read more
UK Daily Mail ‘We have taken control’: Turkish military launch coup to depose Islamist government of Recep Erdogan as troops round up police, attack the capital, seize all airports and put tanks on the streets.
The Turkish military has announced it has taken control and overthrown the government of Recep Erdogan as troops round up police and attack the capital Ankara. Eyewitnesses have reported attack helicopters firing machine guns in the capital Ankara in a bid to depose the Islamic government.
The military said they have taken control in order to protect human rights, however, prime minister Binali Yildirim said only a ‘faction’ was involved. Fast attack jets and helicopters were heard above Ankara and Istanbul after the military confirmed they had seized control of the country,.
Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were both closed after the military deployed roadblocks. Tracer fire from Turkish military helicopters was spotted over Ankara with fast attack jets flying combat air patrols over the city.
A spokesman for the Turkish government claimed the coup has been unsuccessful and they are still in power.
Troops have rounded up police officers loyal to the government, according to witnesses. CNN Turkey showed two military vehicles and a group of soldiers lined up at the entrance of one of the bridges in Turkey’s biggest city.
A Turkish official who did not want to be named said soldiers had been deployed in other cities in Turkey, but did not specify which ones. Dogan News Agency reported the national police directorate summoned all police to duty in Ankara.
Turkish fighter jets have been reported over Ankara. The military said they have moved due to ‘rising autocratic rule and increased terrorism’.