He is being modest, the reality is that he jumped out of his own plane then wrestled the two F-16s to the ground bare handed.But the Sultan, I mean President, only narrowly escaped air force fighter jets in his private plane! Honest!
Erdogan was just 'minutes from death' as two rebel F-16 fighters had his presidential jet in their crosshairs but didn't open fire during military coup, government claims
https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/18/turkey-and-nato-what-comes-next-is-messy-coup-erdogan-incirlik-air-base-nuclear-weaponsTurkey and NATO: What Comes Next Is Messy
With U.S. forces (and nuclear weapons*) housed at Incirlik Air Base, the relationship between Ankara and Washington is critical ? and delicate.
...1! Here they are:WikiLeaks in 3.....2.....
Search the AKP email database
Today, 11pm Anakara Time, WikiLeaks releases part one of the AKP Emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Part one of the series covers 762 mail boxes beginning with 'A' through to 'I' containing 294,548 email bodies together with many thousands of attached files. The emails come from "akparti.org.tr", the AKP's primary domain. The most recent was sent on July 6, 2016. The oldest dates back to 2010. It should be noted that emails associated with the domain are mostly used for dealing with the world, as opposed to the most sensitive internal matters.
The material was obtained a week before the attempted coup. However, WikiLeaks has moved forward its publication schedule in response to the government's post-coup purges. We have verified the material and the source, who is not connected, in any way, to the elements behind the attempted coup, or to a rival political party or state.
Or as a turkish Friend of myself just put it: "Turkey is no more. What ever will emerge from this when the smoke has cleared, it will have little in common with the country we used to know as Turkey".Turkey coup attempt: Erdo?an declares three-month state of emergency
?State of emergency is not against democracy, the rule of law and freedom,? Erdo?an said, adding that the country would not compromise on democracy.
The announcement will raise further concerns about restrictions on freedoms and rights in Turkey, which was shaken by a coup attempt on Friday that saw tanks enter the streets of Ankara and Istanbul and very nearly ousted the Turkish government.
It also comes as concerns grow over the scale of the ensuing crackdown that has targeted thousands of judges, civil servants, teachers, police officers and soldiers, and amid widespread fears of growing authoritarianism on the part of Erdo?an.
Some 60,000 bureaucrats, soldiers, policemen, prosecutors and academic staff have come under the government?s spotlight, many of them facing detention or suspension over alleged links to the G?lenist movement and the coup plotters.
Earlier on Wednesday, the government had imposed a work travel ban on academics, which, a senior Turkish official said, was a temporary measure as accomplices of the coup plotters in universities were a potential flight risk.
All 1,577 deans of public and private universities in Turkey submitted their resignations at the government?s urging. This came after 20,000 teachers and administrators were suspended from their jobs as a result of the coup, along with 6,000 soldiers and more than 2,700 judges and prosecutors, and dozens of senior generals accused of involvement in the coup.
Which would of course ricochet off his impenetrable hero body.This asshole needs a .50 cal round between the eyes...
Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of coup
Turkey will temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights after announcing a state of emergency following the attempted coup.
His purge of the military and judiciary I kind of expected, though the numbers shocked me. Now he's gutting universities? This is like Autocrat 101.Turkey Coup: Erdogan bans all academics from leaving country as government crackdown intensifies
This asshole needs a .50 cal round between the eyes...
Not so minor detail which proves yet again that Erdogan is dead wrong: In Germany, protests are allowed by default, all you have to do if you plan them in advance is give notice so the police, EMS etc. can prepare. What can happen is a ban due to e.g. expectations of violence and the pro-Erdogan BS seems to be teetering on the brink of that.Some officials were thinking about maybe not allowing these protests
The magic of propaganda.If you like your leader so damn much that you are willing to protest for him IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, how come you aren't actually living in Turkey in the first place?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-detains-editor-opposition-newspaper-cumhuriyet-murat-sabuncu-can-dundar-a7389121.htmlTurkey detains editor of secular opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and bans media reporting on it
The government has shut more than 100 media outlets and detained dozens of journalists since the coup
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-cult-of-personality-dashes-turkeys-democratic-dreams/2016/10/31/5451c1f6-9f9c-11e6-8d63-3e0a660f1f04_story.htmlA cult of personality dashes Turkey?s democratic dreams
He is also helping us in Syria by fighting the secular resistance to Assad (YPG led SDF). What a guy.Turkey is a lost cause. At least with Erdogan. The "civilized parts of the world" let him do his thing because he keeps those nasty refugees away from us. We truly live in the movie Elysium, with us as the baddies.