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July 16, 2016
BREAKING: [VID Young Turks] Turkish Military Attempted Coup To Overthrow Government
Published 15 Jul 2016
Elements of Turkey’s military have attempted to overthrow the government of President Erdogan. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Ben Makiewicz, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“ISTANBUL — Military factions in Turkey attempted to seize control of the country Friday night, setting off a furious scramble for power and plunging the crucial NATO member and American ally into chaos in what already was one of the world’s most unstable regions.
Martial law was declared in Turkey, which has been convulsed by military takeovers at least three times in the past half-century. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist president who has dominated politics for more than a decade and sought to exert greater control over the armed forces, was forced to use his iPhone’s FaceTime app from an undisclosed location to broadcast messages beseeching the public to resist the coup attempt.
“There is no power higher than the power of the people,” he said in a night of wild confusion and contradictory accounts of who was in control. “Let them do what they will at public squares and airports.”