Thursday, July 21, 2016
Erdogan has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army "coup".
The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.
Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that "all the viruses within the armed forces will be cleansed".
Suffice to say, he will never hand those powers back voluntarily!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Post-coup numbers.— Shabtai Gold (@velvetart) July 19, 2016
21,000 teacher licences revoked
1,577 deans to resign
6,319 soldiers in custody pic.twitter.com/eG7STuAAVg
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Erdogan acknowledges they knew about a "military activity" at least 7-10 hours before the coup pic.twitter.com/SwCrpWfEUe— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 18, 2016
As I noted on the 16th:
"The question is, was this simply a lousy and pathetically planned genuine coup or was it in fact a false flag operation aided (or at the very least allowed to occur) by Erdogan in order to solidify his grip on power?"It seems we now have a partial answer.