Coup d'état in Turkey?

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, geopolitics is confusing. Who could have imagined that the Turkish Army would end up like this? Those coup plotters seems to be truly patriotic, as in they want to defend their territorial sovereignty and also their secularist outlook, while Erdogan wants to compromise and brush everything under the carpet in the name of whatever ideology he claims to represent.
     
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    @Razor, did you hear that some of the coup plotting happened in India?
     
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    No, I did not. Wow.
    Please post the details if you have it (I'll be back in an hour, need to do something in the real world :) )
     
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    It is either true, or a paranoid claim by Erdogan.

    Here you go: Turkey coup's India 'roots' - The Telegraph
     
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    I donot get one thing how would ME/IRAN/SA/RUSSIA would work turkey under who is hell bent on establishing old turkey led old ottoman empire

    I think in future all this country would unite/call ceasefire to take on Erdogan and would like to revert to position that was in past 2 years
     
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    Read my both posts and you will see what I am trying to say.
     
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    2016 : 7 bomb blasts. Total 170+ Killed in this year alone.

    2015 : 2 bomb blasts.

    2014 : 0 bomb blast

    2013 : 13 bomb blasts

    2008 : 1 bomb blast

    Editing 2016: 8 bomb blast. Total 200+ killed in this year alone.

    Last attack target police who we saw beating and torturing Turkish army on streets.

    No group has taken the responsibility. Endragon must be a busy person suspecting everyone including his own army when it used to be quite convenient to blame Kurdish militants.
     
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    Two killed in new Turkey attack as Istanbul gunman hunted
    By AFP | Updated: Jan 05, 2017, 09.30 PM IST
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    Just four days after the nightclub carnage, a car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the Aegean city of Izmir this afternoon.
    ANKARA: A car bombing rocked the Turkish city of Izmir today, killing at least two people and triggering a shootout that left two suspected militants dead, as authorities chased the fugitive killer behind the New Year attack in Istanbul.

    Turkey is on edge after the shooting rampage at the Reina nightclub unleashed shortly after revellers rang in 2017 which killed 39 people and was claimed by the Islamic State group.

    A top official said the gunman may be a Turkic Uighur and several people of Uighur origin were arrested today.

    Just four days after the nightclub carnage, a car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the Aegean city of Izmir this afternoon.

    State-run Anadolu news agency said a policeman and a court worker, reportedly a bailiff, were killed.

    Police battled "terrorists" in a clash which saw two militants killed while another escaped, according to Anadolu.

    Several ambulances rushed to the scene after the blast in the usually peaceful port city, Turkey's third largest metropolis.

    The mayor of the local Bayrakli municipality, Hassan Karabag, had told NTV television that at least 10 people were wounded, while the Dogan news agency put the injury toll at 11.

    There has so far been no claim of responsibility or an indication of who may have carried out the attack, the latest bombing after a year of bloodshed in the Muslim-majority NATO member.

    Turkish authorities meanwhile were seeking to close in on the Istanbul club attacker, who slipped into the night after spraying 120 bullets at terrified partygoers celebrating New Year.

    Of the 39 dead, 27 were foreigners including citizens from India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Morocco.

    A top official said the attacker was likely a Turkic Uighur and reports have indicated the authorities are looking into the possible existence of a cell, also including other jihadists from Central Asia.
    IS took responsibility for the massacre in a statement on Monday, the first time it has issued a clear and undisputed claim for a major attack inside Turkey.

    The extremist group said it was a response to Ankara's military operation against the jihadists in northern Syria, where Turkish armed forces are supporting opposition fighters retaking territory from IS.

    Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told A Haber broadcaster today that the attacker was "probably" of Uighur origin as he sought to play down fears that the gunman would escape Turkey.

    Most Uighurs, an eastern Turkic group, live in the Xinjiang region of China, although there are also significant populations in ex-Soviet Central Asian states.

    Previous reports had said the killer could be from Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan.


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