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Turkey attempts military coup of government

Midnight1131
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7/15/2016 9:42:30 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/15/2016 8:37:15 PM, RonaldTrumpkin wrote:
http://www.bbc.com...

I'm hearing from a lot of people that Turkey's military is responsible for keeping their country secular, apparently in keeping up with the values of Araturk. They've also released statements condeming Erdogan's Islamist, anti-secular rhetoric. This seems like a good thing.
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7/15/2016 9:47:14 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
While it's too early to tell if the coup will be successful, or even if the members of the coup actually support freedom and secularism, this is still a very promising sign. Erdogan is, in large part, responsible for the decline of Turkey's status and human rights in the last five years, and this coup could be the first step in reversing his detrimental policies.
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7/15/2016 9:48:17 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/15/2016 9:33:50 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 7/15/2016 9:21:10 PM, 1Percenter wrote:
Good. Erdogan really needs to GTFO.

It's that racist Trump's fault.

Totally bro
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7/15/2016 10:24:37 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
This reporter's tweets make me lol: https://twitter.com...

- "Loud chanting drifting in from Taksim, Can anyone nearer to it hear what they're saying? Drowned out by a weird mix of seagulls & gunfire."

" My part of Istanbul deadly quiet, but for occasional sounds of jets. Others say they hear calls for ppl to gather outside, over loudspeakers

- "I take that back, now i hear rapid gunfire in the streets."
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7/15/2016 10:38:42 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/15/2016 8:37:15 PM, RonaldTrumpkin wrote:
http://www.bbc.com...

I enjoyed it when the Turkish football hooligans took over parliament:)
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7/15/2016 10:48:36 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/15/2016 9:47:14 PM, Subutai wrote:
While it's too early to tell if the coup will be successful, or even if the members of the coup actually support freedom and secularism, this is still a very promising sign. Erdogan is, in large part, responsible for the decline of Turkey's status and human rights in the last five years, and this coup could be the first step in reversing his detrimental policies.

I've heard that the they're something called Gulenists. It's some kind of Islamic movement.
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7/15/2016 11:51:27 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
I pretty much "called this" in my "Is Turkey 'bad'" thread lol
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7/16/2016 12:16:16 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/15/2016 10:48:36 PM, Death23 wrote:
At 7/15/2016 9:47:14 PM, Subutai wrote:
While it's too early to tell if the coup will be successful, or even if the members of the coup actually support freedom and secularism, this is still a very promising sign. Erdogan is, in large part, responsible for the decline of Turkey's status and human rights in the last five years, and this coup could be the first step in reversing his detrimental policies.

I've heard that the they're something called Gulenists. It's some kind of Islamic movement.

Fethullah Gulen is a political enemy of Erdogan. He began a self-imposed exile to Pennsylvania a few years ago after a struggle against Erdogan and his consolidation of power failed.
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7/16/2016 12:20:31 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/16/2016 12:16:16 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/15/2016 10:48:36 PM, Death23 wrote:
At 7/15/2016 9:47:14 PM, Subutai wrote:
While it's too early to tell if the coup will be successful, or even if the members of the coup actually support freedom and secularism, this is still a very promising sign. Erdogan is, in large part, responsible for the decline of Turkey's status and human rights in the last five years, and this coup could be the first step in reversing his detrimental policies.

I've heard that the they're something called Gulenists. It's some kind of Islamic movement.

Fethullah Gulen is a political enemy of Erdogan. He began a self-imposed exile to Pennsylvania a few years ago after a struggle against Erdogan and his consolidation of power failed.

Scratch that: he went into exile a bit over a decade ago and became a political enemy of Erdogan after a struggle a few years ago.
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