Breaking News! Military Coup Underway in Turkey!

UPDATED:

It seems that the coup may be doomed for failure.

take our poll - story continues below

Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?

  • Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Eagle Rising updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Disgusting: Liberals Rejoice That Actor Gerard Butler Lost His Home in Calif. Wildfires Because He Supports Israel

And a Pentagon official believes it is likely to fail.

The Pentagon thinks the coup was attempted by a fairly small faction of the army, and was amateurishly executed, a senior U.S. military official told The Daily Beast. They expect it will be suppressed fairly quickly, but concede there’s still a lot that’s unknown about the mutineers. The official spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak about the incident publicly.


Most of the major media outlets are now confirming that a military coup seems to be underway in the nation of Turkey.

From the BBC:

There are reports of gunshots in the capital Ankara.

Gunfire was also heard outside Istanbul police HQ and tanks are said to be stationed outside Istanbul airport. All flights are cancelled.

CNN Turk reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “safe” but did not elaborate.

From the UK’s Telegraph:

In a statement, the Turkish military says the rule of law must remain the priority.

“The power in the country has been seized in its entirety,” said the military statement read on NTV television, without giving further details. The military’s website was not immediately accessible.

State TV TRT reportedly off the air.

There have been reports of armed clashes in the streets of Turkey’s major cities.

https://twitter.com/ahmetsyayla/status/754041409200533504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Dorian Jones a British journalist based in Istanbul said:

“Tanks are seen in the streets. There are reports of clashes between the police and the army,” he told Sky News, adding there were also reports that police guarding the presidential palace had been disarmed.

“I have been speaking to various friends across the city, some are reporting that they are hearing gunfire in the streets.”

There have also been reports of the military disarming civilian police forces.

Reports out of Turkey are still muddled though the US State Department is encouraging Americans in Turkey to shelter where they are and await further instructions. President Erdogan’s government still claims to be in control of the government, while the military says that it has taken full control. Stay tuned for further developments.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

eaglerising

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend