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Jul 15th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Possible coup in Turkey

Apparently the Military has taken control

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...rd-in-ankara1/

Is otherchelebi still traveling in North America or are they back home now?

Hope everyone is safe.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 01:49 PM
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I'm following a live feed. Multiple reports that Turkey's top general being 'held hostage' at military HQ. Still sorting thru it all...
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Jul 15th, 2016, 01:50 PM
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Turkey's state broadcaster has been stormed by the military & staff have had phones confiscated, according to Sky News.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:00 PM
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All flights out of Istanbul are cancelled, says Fox News.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:09 PM
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Well, I'm glad I'm not due there until September! Sincerely hope otherchelebi is still in the US.

I entirely sympathize with wanting to get rid of Erdogan, but I will be rather surprised if this works.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:11 PM
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We are supposed to be flying to Istanbul tomorrow evening, out of San Francisco, on Turkish Airlines, in route to Paris. Now what, I wonder?
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:13 PM
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christy, get on the phone with them, if you can. Maybe you can re-route...it's worth a shot. Good luck.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:16 PM
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A coup is a scary thing - but Erdoğan seemed like an evil ba$!^rd

>>We are supposed to be flying to Istanbul tomorrow evening<<

Wow -- have you heard anything from the airline?
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:19 PM
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No. I'm going to see if I can get through to them.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:21 PM
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The 800 number isn't working. I'm trying to find out the number of the ticketing desk at SFO. I think they just opened.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:28 PM
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OC was still tweeting, as of an hour ago:

https://twitter.com/ahmetcelebiler
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Jul 15th, 2016, 02:45 PM
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Erdogan in airplane, refused landing at #Istanbul, now trying to seek asylum in Germany, US defense officials say, @MSNBC
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Jul 15th, 2016, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for the tweeter link, crazy. Christy, good luck to you, not the place to be.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 03:08 PM
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Thanks. I'd be very happy to just continue on to Paris, thanks!

SFO lists the Turkish Airlines flight at 6:10pm today heading to Istanbul as being "on time." Really??
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Jul 15th, 2016, 03:36 PM
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We spent a wonderful month traveling throughout Turkey 16 years ago. I was really hoping to show Istanbul to my teenager. I'm so sorry for the Turkish people. My travel hassles are the least of it.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 05:09 PM
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Who plans a coup for a Friday? NATO has all kinds of basket cases in membership these days
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Jul 15th, 2016, 06:38 PM
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From the BBC site looks like a failure.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 07:03 PM
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Wonder what the fallout will be. Hope very much this hasn't made things worse.

All the Turkish people I know are secularists and oppose Erdogan, so of course that colors my perspective.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 07:06 PM
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A qualified failure.

There are apparently some F16s still flying and bombing places.

Some gunfire heard not far from where we live in Istanbul.

I have been tweeting like crazy from Chicago and hoping we can fly back next week.

A major possibility that the whole thing is a sham staged by Erdogan to make sure he gets his dictatorship having crushed all opposition.

We have a saying in Turkish, "Stick with both ends dipped in s..t"

You can follow my tweets at link given by Annhig or read some of them (last one first) here


#Military might eventually returns to their barracks. but religious fanatics & their instigators can survive under all conditions.

36m36 minutes ago
Once you get fundamentalist fanatics into the streets, is there a way of sending them back to wherever they came from?

38m38 minutes ago
#DoganNewsAgency, #ChannelD & #CNNTurk are shut down by force while we heard a large group chanting "God Is Great" in the background.

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#Turkey: Gov says they have full control, and proves it by closing down all opposition TV. But F16s are flying and bombing places.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 07:43 PM
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Erdogan is blaming my Pocono neighbour, Fettulah Gülen, for the coup.

Keith and I saw him at Olive Garden recently eating bread sticks.

Stay safe.

Where is Orhan Pamuk right now?


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