A regular censor of the Internet, Erdogan used it to talk to the state.
He maintained he encouraged the community to take to the streets to fight the coup effort and continued in control.
The use of modern technology to talk to the state of Erdogan comes with a batch of sarcasm. Reporters Without Borders says Erdogan has “methodically” censored the Internet.
The program was aired on CNN Turk, one of several independent news channels serving the state. As it was being revealed, the state-run station TRT was airing a statement from the military declaring it had assumed control of the nation.
Abdullah Gül, former president of Turkey, makes a video call into NTV during a coup attempt on July 16, 2016.
What’s really occurring in Turkey remains uncertain at this time, but tanks are outside on some roads and flights from Istanbul’s international airport have been stopped.
US citizens in #Turkey should stay indoors. Update family/friends of your standing when potential.
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) July 15, 2016
After the first reports of an attempted coup started emerging from the nation accessibility to Twitter and Facebook was instantly cut shortly.
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