Turkey, a close European ally and soon-to-be member… has just made a military coup against its own government! This is not April fool’s. It’s just the normal turmoil and unpredictability of a Muslim country.
Let’s not forget that Merkel and her Eurocrats just promised Turkey visa-free travels into Europe…
This is how volatile and unpredictable Muslims are. It’s complete insanity to go into any alliances with these people, form any long-term contracts (oil contracts), engage in extensive trade, sell them weapons or have any other in-depth affiliation to them. They are completely out of control.
This could be good or terribly bad. Maybe Muslims are taking charge of the extremism spreading like wildfire in their own countries, or they are tipping over the edge. Too early to tell.
Military vehicles seen in Istanbul
The Turkish military claims to have taken over after Turkey’s PM said a military faction had been involved in an attempted coup.
The army says it has seized control for “democratic order”, according to news agency Reuters.
Turkish broadcaster NTV is showing footage of tanks at the entrance to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.
It is reported that all flights have been cancelled in and out of the airport.
Military vehicles are said to be blocking two bridges in Istanbul, while military jets have been heard flying over the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Some media reports have said ambulances were seen in front of Turkey’s military headquarters.
Prime minister Binali Yildirim has called for calm, saying security forces are doing what is necessary to resolve the situation.
Mr Yildirim warned that those responsible for this “illegal attempt ” will pay the “highest price.”