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    I read a great article that said that Erdogan was a Putinist, not an Islamist. The parallels between the two are pretty strong

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    Does coup come with belly rubs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geest View Post
    Yeah, whisper is it was a faux-coup to cement Erdogan's rule - now he can purge and remove anyone who would oppose him
    That never even occurred to me but that would give him a pretext for more draconian crack downs and there wouldn't be as much support for the army because he's undermined them with this fake coup. He's an evil genius.
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    How would he have pulled it off, though? It would ultimately be traceable back to him or someone close to him and all these military officers fleeing the country for Greece, or being killed or arrested - what's in it for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Does coup come with belly rubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    How would he have pulled it off, though? It would ultimately be traceable back to him or someone close to him and all these military officers fleeing the country for Greece, or being killed or arrested - what's in it for them?
    Perhaps he knew it was coming and didn't do anything to stop it in the early stages, just took advantage of the situation as he knew there weren't a lot of troops involved and there wasn't much planning since the whole thing seemed pretty incompetent. It does seem pretty risky and far-fetched when I think about it though.

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    Erdogan has had 6000 opponents arrested since he returned to Turkey a few days ago......
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    ^and I heard they're considering using the death penalty as a punishment.

    Fucking terrifying.

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    ^Names like Hitler, Assad and Idi Amin come to mind.
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    WWIII has already begun but because it looks so different from every other war, no one has really noticed.

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    Reichstag Fire 2.0

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    Whether he knew that it was coming or not, Erdogan is sure using it as a reason to get rid of the opposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    WWIII has already begun but because it looks so different from every other war, no one has really noticed.
    True. And I don't think it's going to stop anytime soon. This isn't something that's going to be defeated in a month, a year, 10 years. If you believe Nostradamus, it takes 100 years and nukes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_is_for_Cookie View Post
    Whether he knew that it was coming or not, Erdogan is sure using it as a reason to get rid of the opposition.
    yeah, I thought it was 'only a small group' who attempted a coup. Now his insane purge has rised - to what? - 30000 Turkish people.
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    ^2 members of the Men with Tiny Dicks club kissed and made up. Membership of Trump is pending (whose tiny hands indicate he's a candidate for membership).
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