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AKP MKYK üyesi Ayhan Oğan katıldığı bir televizyon programında “Biz yeni bir devlet kuruyoruz, bu devletin de kurucu başkanı Erdoğan’dır” dedi.

Kumdan kale yapacak yetenekten yoksun adamlar, “yeni bir devlet kurduk” diyorlar bizans medyasının amiral gemilerinde.

Adını da koydunuz mu yeni devletin ?  
Bence adı ENSAR olsun.

Dün akşam Cnn Turk'te “Biz yeni bir devlet kuruyoruz, bu devletin de kurucu başkanı Erdoğan’dır” diyen müptezel. Affınıza sığınarak ifade ediyorum; siyasal islamcılarda en büyük modadır kerhaneden çıkıp bakire edebiyatı yapmak..İşte Türkler, kendi cenaze merasimi için hazırlanan tabutlarını, sahiplerinin başlarına geçirdiler!

“Bugün Türkiye”de Türklüğe ve dolayısı ile Türk bayrağına düşman üç zümre vardır: Moskofçular, kürtçüler ve Siyasi Ümmetçiler.” - Hüseyin Nihâl ATSIZ.

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'Many wounded' in Istanbul nightclub attack - BBC News

‘Many wounded’ in Istanbul nightclub attack
Many people have been wounded in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey’s NTV reports.

Footage appears to show a number of ambulances and police vehicles outside the Reina nightclub, in the Besiktas area of the city.

NTV says two attackers were involved, with CNN Turk reported they were dressed in Santa costumes.

Istanbul had been on high alert for any terror attacks, with some 17,000 police officers on duty in the city.

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godswastedink  asked:

What's your opinion on the attack on the Russian ambassador?

Damn, that was fast. For those who don’t know, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot by a Turkish policeman around one hour ago and later died of his wounds. If you don’t mind, I’ll exploit this post to make some kind of summary of everything we know so far.

Current NYT article on the event:

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara

By Tim Arango and Rick Gladstone. December 16, 2016

ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what Russia called a terrorist attack. 

The gunman, who was described by Ankara’s mayor as a policeman, also wounded at least three others in the assault, which was captured on Turkish video. Turkish officials said he was killed by other officers in a shootout. 

The assassination instantly vaulted relations between Turkey and Russia to a new level of crisis over the protracted Syria conflict on Turkey’s southern doorstep. It came after days of protests by Turks angry over Russia’s support for Syria’s government in the conflict and the Russian role in the killings and destruction in Aleppo, the northern Syrian city. 

The envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, was shot from behind and immediately fell to the floor while speaking at an exhibition, according to multiple accounts from the scene, the Contemporary Arts Center in the Cankaya area of Ankara. 

The gunman, wearing a dark suit and tie, was seen in video footage of the assault shouting in Arabic: “God is great! Those who pledged allegiance to Muhammad for jihad. God is great!” 

Then he switched to Turkish and shouted: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! Step back! Step back! Only death can take me from here.” 

Turkish officials said that the gunman was killed after a shootout with Turkish Special Forces police. The assailant’s identity was not immediately known.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Rossiya 24 news channel that Mr. Karlov had died of his wounds in what she described as a terrorist attack. 

Russia news agencies said the ambassador’s wife fainted and was hospitalized after learning of her husband’s death. They also said Russian tourists in Turkey had been advised against leaving their hotel rooms or visiting public places as a precaution. 

CNN Turk published images showing several people lying on the floor of the gallery. 

Russia’s Tass news agency initially quoted witnesses of the attack as saying that there had been an “assassination attempt” against Mr. Karlov, and that he had been shot from behind while finishing his opening remarks at the opening of the exhibition, called “Russia Through Turks’ Eyes.” 

While the Russian and Turkish governments back different sides in the Syria conflict, they had been collaborating in recent days in efforts to evacuate civilians from Aleppo. 

Mr. Karlov, who started his career as a diplomat in 1976, worked extensively in North Korea over two decades, before moving to the region in 2007, according to a biography on the Russian Embassy’s website. He became ambassador in July 2013. 

The attack was a rare instance of an assassination of any Russian envoy. Historians said it might have been the first since Pyotr Voykov, a Soviet ambassador to Poland, was shot to death in Warsaw in 1927. 

For many Russians, the assassination is likely to recall the 19th­ century killing in Tehran of Aleksandr Griboyedov, a poet and diplomat who died after a mob stormed the Russian Embassy. 

That episode is remembered as the most severe insult to Russia’s diplomatic corps in the country’s history. 

More recently, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, now allied with Russia in Syria, kidnapped four Soviet diplomats in 1985, killing one and releasing three a month later.


The article does not mention it, but the shooter was able to enter the exposition by showing his police ID (he was off-duty at the time).

A man, right, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Yavuz Atalan/AFP/Getty

Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, speaking at the gallery in Ankara on Monday, moments before he was shot. Burhan Ozbilici/AP

People huddle during the shooting in the art gallery. Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Live-update of The Telegraph

From a BBC article:

From a Reuters report:

ANKARA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - There are “very strong signs” that the gunman who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday belonged to the network of the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a failed coup in July, a senior security official said.

The official, who declined to be identified, said the current investigation was focused on the gunman’s links to Fethullah Gulen’s network.

The government says Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania since 1999, created a “parallel network” in the police, military, judiciary and civil service aimed at overthrowing the state. The cleric denies this.

President Tayyip Erdogan identified the attacker, who was later killed by security forces, as a member of the Ankara riot police who had spent 2-½ years on the force. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


We even have videos of the shooting:

Now, what do I think?

I don’t particularly sorry for Andrei Karlov nor the shooter (both are dead). 

I am more worried about the consequences it will have concerning the war in Syria and the regional political landscape. I believe it will lead to a greater Russian participation in Syria. The shooter held obvious (Sunni) fundamentalist beliefs and this constitutes an early Christmas gift for Moscow’s and Damascus’ propaganda departments in their campaigns painting the rebels as sectarian Sunni Arabs (some are). It will help justify Russian interference (blood calls for blood).

Erdogan and Putin may or may not grow closer. On this point, I’m really in the dark. I lean towards the latter. 

The ceasefire in Aleppo is even more at risk now and this worries me. 

I believe the gunman acted alone and wasn’t on the payroll of anyone. No state implications whatsoever.

But I think it will at least prolong the war in Syria. This means more suffering, destruction, death, starvation…etc. especially for civilians.

What's going on with Turkey:

I don’t know if I will get arrested for this but I don’t care. I just wanna tell the truths.
First of all, I am not supporting coup and Erdogan. I am writing this for you to know what the hell is going on here, in Turkey.
Last night, the bridges were taken over by military (or at least we know like that). Then our first channel, TRT, was taken over by some soldiers. They said TSK aka military took over the country and if we go outside, we will die.
So it means coup. Erdogan facetimed with CNN Turk because he was in holiday. He said we should go outside and defend our democracy. Right now, they’re saying that the goverment has taken over and coup failed.
Let me explain the real things.
First of all, Erdogan send his people to outside because he needed a flash shield. It was not a fight for democracy. Those people killed soldiers who didn’t even know what the hell as going and was in theirs 20s. They cut the soldiers’ head off, torture the surrender soldiers with their belts, break their necks. The soldiers didn’t even know what was going on. They just took orders. I heard one of the soldiers went to cops, asked about what the hell was going on. So many of them did.
Second, it wasn’t the military’s attack. The source is still unknown -there are rumors but not clearity. People think Erdogan did it or some other forces.
If that was a real coup, we wouldn’t have internet or TV or electricity. Which we had, don’t believe if they say a didn’t, because we had. I was in Twitter and watching CNN -which took over by some soldiers don’t even know what that were doing there, sent by the orders and people who Erdogan sent but not goverment people.
The coup should be in earlier times, not night, when everybody is sleeping so there were no chaos. But it was about the time where eveybody was awake.
It was not planned thing. Nobody, even the people who got orders to do it, knew what was going on and they still don’t know.
They only attacked TRT for announcing the coup, not any channels were attacked at first.
The attacks happened only in Istanbul and Ankara, not anywhere else. If that was a coup, it should be in everywhere, soldiers should be in every streets.
Erdogan wasn’t even suprised or scared at all. The man who stood with him were smiling at cameras. He was sending his own people to death and his flight which should be like 30 munites was more like 6 hours. So he only came when do many people were dead.
100s of people died. 1000s of people injured and 3000s of people for arrested. There were so many war planes that they break the sound barrier which made terrifying voice and everybody woke up in 5-6 in the morning. The mosques are praying all the time and calling people to streets.
I’m 16 so I am not too old to say it but I never ever scared this much in my life. We’re still terrified.
People wants death penalties but for whom? Us, the goverment, the leaders, the polices or for the soldiers?
If you want real peace, you should stop Erdogan and everybody who is leader in this country. You should protect those young souls that doesn’t know what they’re doing. Don’t kill soldiers or polices. Don’t kill innocents. Don’t go outside because our prime minister says so. Stay in your houses, safe. Because those people who are outside are killing innocents or dying innocent.
Don’t believe everything you hear. We’re in a world that not even a single life matters for people.
Stay safe, my friends.

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Massive blast hits Istanbul soccer stadium
At least one bomb targeted police outside the arena in the city center.
By https://www.facebook.com/erinmichellecunningham

ISTANBUL — A car packed with explosives detonated at the entrance of a soccer stadium in central Istanbul Saturday night, Turkish authorities said, causing an unknown number of casualties and sending a plume of smoke towering over the city center.

The bomb exploded outside the Vodafone Arena in the Beskitas area of Istanbul, less than a mile from the city’s Taksim Square. Residents across Istanbul reported hearing the blast, which detonated near a group of riot police as fans were exiting the stadium, according to a statement from Turkey’s interior minister.

Footage broadcast on CNN Turk showed chaos outside the arena as ambulances arrived to ferry the wounded. The interior minister said close to 20 people had been injured, including police. It was not clear if any civilians had been wounded.

TURKEY MILITARY COUP

GUYS, NO MATTER WHAT ERDOGAN IS SAYING, DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT GO OUTSIDE. IF THE MILITARY HAS ENFORCED MARTIAL LAW, THAT MEANS THEY CAN AND WILL SHOOT PEOPLE ON STREETS AFTER CURFEW. PLEASE STAY SAFE GUYS. I AM LITERALLY SEEING PEOPLE DROPPING TO THE GROUND ON LIVE TV. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. PLEASE DO NOT GO OUTSIDE.

EDIT (11:50 GMT +1) - The whole crowd on the street has immediately dropped to the ground as gun fire is heard. Injured people are being taken to safety. People are climbing tanks.

EDIT (12:14 EDIT +1) - An F-16 has shot down a helicopter. Thousands of people are on the streets. All social media has been blocked/shut down. All flights to and from Turkey have been cancelled. All airports have been closed.

EDIT (12:38 GMT +1) - Thousands of people have gathered in town squares and streets. It is unclear who has control. The whereabouts of Erdogan are unknown, it is said that he is safe. Both bridges across the Bosphorus in Istanbul have been partially closed. Soldiers are inside building of Turkish state broadcaster TRT.

EDIT (1:27 GMT +1) - U.N. chief has appealed for calm. Turkish military tanks are deployed outside airports (edit; specifically Ataturk airport, Istanbul). Gunshots have been heard at the presidential complex in Ankara. Turkish chief of military has reportedly been taken hostage. Gunshots heard near police headquarters in Istanbul. A no-fly zone has been declared over Ankara. New reports state that Erdogan has just landed in Istanbul.

EDIT (1:49 GMT +1) - Coup soldiers have entered CNN Turk studios. They are about to be taken off the air, like many other news stations. Several reports state a loud explosion has been heard at Ataturk airport. Anadolu news states that 17 police officers have been killed. Two more explosions have been heard outside Turkey’s parliament in Ankara. Some coup soldiers have surrendered to armed police.

EDIT (10:16 GMT +1) - The coup appears to be over. 1500 soldiers have been arrested. 190 people have been killed. 47 civilians have been killed. This is why civilians should not go outside when martial law is in place. They were shot dead. I also accidentally left my caps lock on.