Oh wonderful, the shit's hitting the fan in Turkey ... Over 50 Turkish commanders held over coup plot

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    Feb 23, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    "... Turkish police detained 52 military commanders for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the Islamic-oriented government. ... "

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/22/AR2010022201802.html?hpid=sec-world
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    Feb 23, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    Sounds like a set-up honestly. Likely an excuse to get rid of secularists. How exactly are you going to make Turkey more secular by blowing up mosques?

    And I highly doubt even secular-state supporters in Turkey would go as far as that. They're probably still Muslims.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    This is not New! It has been going on for a long long time and many have been released and some still waiting trial etc etc......

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    Feb 23, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    BodrumBoy saidThis is not New! It has been going on for a long long time and many have been released and some still waiting trial etc etc......

    It just made it to our news.
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    Feb 23, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    BodrumBoy saidThis is not New! It has been going on for a long long time and many have been released and some still waiting trial etc etc......




    It's a testament to how fucked up our media is. The only world events we immediately hear about are the most sensational and "newsworthy". Evidently there weren't enough bodies on the ground to sell ad time.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 23, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    Caslon13000 said
    BodrumBoy saidThis is not New! It has been going on for a long long time and many have been released and some still waiting trial etc etc......

    It just made it to our news.


    It came very very late that's all l can say?
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 23, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    BodrumBoy saidThis is not New! It has been going on for a long long time and many have been released and some still waiting trial etc etc......




    It's a testament to how fucked up our media is. The only world events we immediately hear about are the most sensational and "newsworthy". Evidently there weren't enough bodies on the ground to sell ad time.

    Well when l am in England all l see on TV is the news from the UK and very rare we get news of Europe although we are supposed to be part of it?

    That really pisses me off it's like saying nothing excists outside of the UK?

    Unless of course there is a Major disaster like Haiti and Madeira?

    So you are not alone!
  • Mepark

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    Feb 24, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    What fascinates me is why the EU supports the Islamic government over the secularists. Europe is basically starting to resemble the Middle East.