Jul. 15th, 2016

The "leaked" messages may be complete fiction from a troll, but I hope the police have plans for contingencies.

Turkish military blocks Istanbul bridges

The rumor mill suggests either (1) preparations for a massive PKK attack in Istanbul or (2) a military coup in progress.

Military coups used to be Turkey's national sport until the US refused to support the generals the last time they said they needed one in 1998. Turkey has been run by the Muslim Brotherhood since then. Opposition officers were jailed, opposition media was seized, Ataturk culture may no longer exist. If there is a coup, anybody could be responsible.

Seeing what analysts have to say:

Around the web:

  • Alison Arkin is reporting a military coup announcement and a helicopter firing on Turkish intelligence HQ. However, I have no idea who this person is or where she is getting her information.

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