Wonderful news!!! The Turkish military has traditionally been charged with keeping Turkey secular and there have been other coups in the past to rid the country of Islamist rulers. Erdogan is an Islamist and has been pushing Sharia Law since he was elected, doing his best to make himself a president for life, aka Dictator, and make Turkey into an Islamist state. He’d purged the military of a lot of high officers to prevent his being ousted. I thought he’d been successful, no doubt he did too. This coup means only one thing, a return once again to Turkey being a secular state. Just like Egypt did. Obama must be crying in his milk right now.
Erdogan is reported to be on a vacation in the seaside city of Antalya, and had not been seen in public for six days.
From Breitbart: “There were no immediate reports of any casualties, though local media reported that ambulances wre seen in front of Turkish military headquarters.
Soldiers blocked entry to Ataturk Airport where four tanks were stationed, according to the private Dogan news agency. Two other tanks and a military vehicle were stationed in front of the VIP terminal. The report said the soldiers had entered the tower and stopped all flights.
Dogan reported that one-way traffic on the Bosporus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges in Istanbul were blocked. Video footage showed the bridge being blocked by military vehicles.”