We’ll see what happens when the dust settles.
Guess they’ve had enough of Erdogan’s tyranny.
From Fox News.
Members of Turkey’s military announced on Friday night that they had seized power in the country, with reports that a bomb hit the parliament building in Ankara as a spokesman for Turkey’s national intelligence agency claimed the takeover attempt had been “repelled.”
The state-run Anadolou Agency reported that 17 police officers had been killed in the helicopter attack on police special forces headquarters. A Turkish government spokesman also confirmed that an F-16 fighter had shot down a helicopter that had been commandeered by soldiers supporting the coup.
More loud explosions were reported in Ankara early Saturday, and CNN Turk reported an explosion at the state-run television building. Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that military helicopters also attacked the headquarters of TURKSAT satellite station on the outskirts of Ankara.
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces quashed a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left scores dead and more than 1,000 wounded.
Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim revised the number of dead in the clashes to 161. Acting chief of staff Gen. Umit Dundar said earlier that among those dead were police officers, soldiers, civilians and more than 100 described as “coup plotters.”
Dundar said that officers from the Air Force, military police and the armored units were mainly involved in the coup attempt.
Erdogan, who flew home early Saturday, vowed that coup supporters “will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.”
The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey which critics blamed on Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule, which has included a government shake-up, a crackdown on dissidents and opposition media and renewed conflict in the mainly Kurdish areas of the southeast.
More than 2,839 people have been detained and more than 1,440 were wounded, Yildirim said. Colonels and generals implicated in the rebellion were fired and loyal troops rescued the military chief who had been taken hostage at an air base on the outskirts of Ankara.
We are witnessing a fascinating situation develop in Turkey.
After years of tyrannical oppression and opposition to basic human freedoms, President Erdogan of Turkey has been overthrown by a military coup.
It appears that this coup has been successful.
Now, Erdogan is attempting to flee to Germany
If he makes it into Germany, he’ll be welcomed with open arms; the idiots in the government put out the welcome mat for every violent Muslim radical who wants to spread jihad. He’ll fit right in.
Erdogan is a muzzie shitbag who seized churches and made them ‘property of the state’, and a dictator who arrests lawyers and designates journalists and teachers as “terrorists”. He also sues people who point out that he’s a dictator.
Fuck Turkey. They’re not exactly an ally of ours, anyway.