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    Excellent @bild survey showing how many(most?) Turks in #Germany reject #Erdogan,bt his supporters are louder @tanit
    http://www.bild.de/bild-plus/news/in...gin.bild.html#

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Spat between Russia & Turkey after reports that Ankara could introduce a 130% fee on import of russian wheat
    http://www.vedomosti.ru/business/new...t-nevigodnimi#
    This was a response to the Russians not pulling the sanctions off of Turkish tomatoes....

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    Boss of #Germany's foreign intel service BND told @DerSPIEGEL there's no evidence of Glen being behind #Turkey coup
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    Erdogan just threatened the safety of every person in Europe

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a7642941.html#

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    The world is changing - Russia's S-400s will be accompanied by Russian 'specialists' - in a NATO country! #Turkey
    https://twitter.com/tassagency_en/st...0819932303360#

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    MIT hands BND a list of Glenists in Germany with surveillance data. Berlin is furious, start investigating MIT
    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/e...iert-1.3438995

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    TURKEY | #German intel' expert says #Erdogan was behind the #coup according to the reports by CIA and BND.

    NOW the Trump FP view on Turkey is again exactly what????

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    Purge of huge number of pilots have left #TAF crippled, RUS Aircraft roam freely in TUR Airspace.
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...-rural-idlib/#

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    Default Reconsidering Turkish military culture and secularism after the coup attempt

    A review article from Open Democracy, with a sub-title:
    How did Turkish military culture transform under the rule of AKP? And what will be the impact of the failed coup attempt on the results of the upcoming referendum in Turkey?
    Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/hakki-goker-onen/reconsidering-turkish-military-culture-and-secularism-after-coup-att?
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    Referencing the just completed election.....

    Ballot observer: "In Istanbul's Sisli, we're just taking the ballots to the Board. On TV, they're reporting our precinct counted"

    The main opposition party says it has concerns over 37% of ballot boxes containing 2.5 million votes.

    Meral Aksener: Supreme Election Board's recognition of unstamped ballot papers as valid votes is a great scandal

    Typical AKP ballot stuffing ......

    With millions of illegal voting papers made 'legal' by AKP diktat, this is a coup by #Erdogan #AKP in #Turkey!

    This footage from Sincan of #Ankara: Voting sheets authenticated after the cast in violation of the rules that require advance validation.

    Administration is stamping fake votes for making them legal. Because unstamped votes will cause trouble no matter what the board says.

    To explain: state media notes that almost all ballot boxes have been opened, opp counters that many individual ballots aren't counted yet

    KEY to voter fraud ongoing in Turkey
    Electoral law stipulates all ballots unstamped by district electoral board & ballot board are invalid. Law reversed today


    Supreme Election Board changed the ballot registration rules after voting started; the change also violates clear wording of Law N 298

    Journo: "Why did you feel the need to accept unstamped ballots?"
    Electoral Board chair: "There was no need. We just had to."
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    THIS is extremely important if the trend continues.....

    Supreme Election Board says 76% of ballots opened, Yes vote is 50,36%.

    IF Erdogan does not pull in more than 51% and he is losing all the major large Turkish cities especially Istanbul he will be practically unable to move his agenda forward in the ways he assumed he could......

    This is a very big deal......

    Erdogan has officially lost the referendum in Istanbul.....
    Listen to Istanbul just now. Clanging pots. An act of protest used in #Turkey before and during Gezi protests
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    9pm: Erdogan has claimed victory.

    The official election board clearly still counting many votes.

    State news agency’s vote count stuck at 98%



    Suddenly results are stopped flowing.
    Whole country is waiting.
    Turkish Elections..

    Whoa.
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    Turkey opposition #CHP & 'no' leader #Aksener say they do not accept this result, challenging validity of some votes.

    This could and will get messy.

    Read this thread by @nblaser18 to understand one of the central concerns being raised by opposition in today's Turkey referendum

    Declaring a win, Erdogan making 'Yes' a fait accompli while opponents claim here that only 76 pct of votes counted:
    http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/s...acikladi.html#

    Video from Ankara's Sincan. The chair polling clerk is officiating ballots *after* polls closed, during counting. This is illegal.

    HDP Spokesman Baydemir: Figures from at least 668 signed "minutes" we have don't match with those of the Election Board. We worry its more.
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    Turkish election board website goes offline, it reportedly stops sharing early results with opposition parties

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    The number of unstamped ballots in Turkey is roughly equal to the margin by which “Yes” prevailed.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tu...S?mod=related#

    At this point, the only certain result of #TurkeyReferendum is legitimacy crisis for the electoral system & #Erdoğan's presidential regime.
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    Erdogan once said democracy, for him, is a bus ride. "Once I get to my stop, I’m getting off". Did he just arrive there?

    Erdoğan looks like he's lost, with absolutely no conviction or pleasure in his acceptance statement

    ACTUALLY he has failed.......he was shooting for over 60% and with 51% he can barely move his agenda forward and roughly 50% voted against him..EVEN with a faked coup and locking up his entire opposition.....
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    Expectations after a "yes" campaign win in #Turkey: A new operation in #Syria, similar to Euphrates Shield.

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    Arabs who really believe in democracy used to look up to Turkey as example of how democracy can work in a Muslim country. This is over now.

    Night of the Turkish Delights. Erdogan's men stuffed ballot boxes, allowed illegal votes, disallowed legal ones. Turkish democracy is over.

    This is the first time since 1946 there are serious allegations about the fairness and legitimacy of voting today in Turkey.
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    Oppo HDP's @BaydemirOsman: Discrepancies in vote counts, validating unofficial ballots violated rules, govt rushed result to bury objections

    BREAKING: Erdogan says critics "belittling" result of presidential powers referendum "shouldn't try, it will be in vain." - AP

    Erdogan worked systematically to silence Kurdish voices before referendum. In an election this close... it mattered a lot.

    Police intervenes to break up crowd in front of Election Board headquarters in Ankara.

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    You cannot make this up......!!!!!

    ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG)‏
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    #BREAKING Electoral board head: Unsealed vote envelopes were also used in past elections

    THEN they even stated they cannot tell just how many "unstamped official ballots were allowed to be counted against Turkish election Laws changed 30 minutes in the ballot counting..

    Estimates range up to 2.5M were illegally allowed into the count...the winning amount of votes was 1M...thus ensuing Erdogan a win....
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