Tag Archives: Coup

“They take you and throw you in a hole”

From an AFP story in The Guardian: Asli Erdoğan, one of Turkey’s most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that she could barely believe she was free. The writer has … Continue reading

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Turkey Suspends Another 2000 Educators in Aftermath of Assassination

From Reuters’ Gulsen Solaker and  Ece Toksabay: ANKARA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Turkey suspended nearly 2,000 teachers and school employees on Wednesday, an official from the Ministry of Education said, as part of the widening purge that has followed a failed … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s “Prepared List”

Skepticism in the main stream media about the supposed coup in Turkey is beginning to emerge. From Reuters‘ Robert-Jan Bartunek: The swift rounding up of judges and others after a failed coup in Turkey indicated the government had prepared a list … Continue reading

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Erdogan Adds 8000 Police Officers to Purge In Response to Controversial Coup

From Oran Coskun and Ercan Gursus for Reuters: Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless … Continue reading

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Some Turkish Soldiers Tell Interrogators They Didn’t Know They Were Part of a Coup

From PressTV: Some of the soldiers detained in Turkey have reportedly told interrogators they were not aware they were part of a coup attempt. They had been told by commanders they were taking part in military maneuvers, the Turkish Hurriyet … Continue reading

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What Do The Bewildered, Frightened Faces of Soldiers Engaged in Turkey’s Coup Tell Us?

Most of these photos were taken from the catalog of Anadolu Agency/Getty Images: There are many, many more.  

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Fake Photo of Crowd Protesting Against the Coup in Turkey Appears

The photo of the crowds in #Turkey in protest AGAINST the coup is FAKE, already appeared in news posts in 2015 pic.twitter.com/3dKOSjGYqo — ekrispin (@ekrispin) July 15, 2016

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Egypt Blocks Security Council Resolution to Back Turkish Government

Do the Egyptians know something the world doesn’t?  Or is this just political move by them to stifle Turkish strongman Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood. From AFP in Yahoo News: Egypt’s relations with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Continue reading

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Erdogan Demands United States Deliver Reclusive Cleric Fethullah Gulen

From state controlled media: Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan ABD’ye Seslendi: “Bu Darbe Girişiminden Sonra Pensilvanya'daki Zatı Artık Bize Teslim Edin" https://t.co/5i7i0dgFqO — T.C.Cumhurbaşkanlığı (@tcbestepe) July 16, 2016 Translation: President Erdogan to the United States, he called out: “this coup Does Surrender to … Continue reading

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Curious Photos Which Makes Folks Wonder if Turkey’s Coup Attempt Was Staged

Writes Adam Lusher for The Independent: Ryan Heath, the senior EU correspondent at Politico, used Twitter to share comments from his “Turkish source”, who called the events of Friday night a “fake coup” which would help a “fake democracy warrior” … Continue reading

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