Erdogan Declares Three Month "State Of Emergency", Warns S&P "Don't Mess With Turkey"

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Having warned earlier of the possibility, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced a three-month state of emergency, saying this would enable the authorities to take swift and effective action against those responsible for last weekend's failed military coup.  He explicitly focused on the effort across his nation to "effectively tackle the Gulen movement," as Erdogan stated that there might be more plans to continue coup attempts.

The state of emergency, which comes into force after it is published in Turkey's official gazette, will allow the president and cabinet to bypass parliament in passing new laws and to limit or suspend rights and freedoms as they deem necessary. The decision has immediately raised fears of more arbitrary arrests, killings and disappearances.

"The aim of the declaration of the state of emergency is to be able to take fast and effective steps against this threat against democracy, the rule of law and rights and freedoms of our citizens," the president said.

Erdogan, who has launched mass purges of state institutions since the July 15 coup attempt by a faction within the military, said the move was in line with Turkey's constitution and did not violate the rule of law or basic freedoms of Turkish citizens.

The president added that "citizens should have no concerns for democracy," and warned ratings egency S&P "not to mess with Turkey" and comforted his citizens that a "state of emergency does not mean military rule" and that the decision was not against the constitution. Erdogan said regional governors would receive increased powers under the state of emergency, adding that the armed forces would work in line with government orders.

But most amusingly, Erdogan promptly warned S&P, which earlier today downgraded Turkey to BB, "not to mess with Turkey" and that the decision to downgrade the country was political.

Finally, he lashed out at Europe, "which he said does not have the right to criticize this decision," anticipating expressions of "concern" from the European Union, which has become increasingly critical of Turkey's rights record and has urged restraint as Ankara purges its state institutions since the abortive coup.

Erdogan made his announcement in a live television broadcast late on Wednesday evening in front of assembled government ministers after a meeting of the National Security Council that lasted nearly five hours. Speaking through an interpreter in an interview with broadcaster Al Jazeera, Erdogan dismissed suggestions that he was becoming authoritarian and that Turkish democracy was under threat.

"We will remain within a democratic parliamentary system. We will never step away from it," he said.

Meanwhile, over 60,000 people in Turkey have been arrested, detained, suspended or fired in the last 4 days.

A full summary of his key talking points, courtesy of Bloomberg

  • ERDOGAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY DOESN'T MEAN MILITARY RULE
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE NO CONCERN ON DEMOCRACY
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN SAYS WILL WORK AS PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF WITH ARMED FORCES TO CLEANSE "VIRUS" FROM MILITARY
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY AIMS TO PROTECT VALUES
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN SAYS S&P `SHOULD NOT MESS WITH TURKEY'
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: WHAT'S S&P GOT TO DO WITH TURKEY?
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: WE HAD CUT OUR TIES W/ S&P BEFORE
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: S&P DECISION IS POLITICAL
  • ERDOGAN SAYS TURKEY WILL CONTINUE ITS INVESTMENTS  
  • ERDOGAN SAYS THERE WON'T BE ANY LIQUIDITY SHORTAGE IN MARKET
  • ERDOGAN SAYS TURKEY WON'T STEP BACK FROM FISCAL DISCIPLINE
  • ERDOGAN: TURKEY MILITARY TO BE UNDER COMMAND OF GOVERNORS
  • ERDOGAN: TURKISH MILITARY IS AT THE SERVICE OF ITS GOVERNMENT
  • ERDOGAN: AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WE'LL WIPE OUT VIRUSES IN ARMY
  • ERDOGAN: PROCESS TO WIPE OUT VIRUSES IN INSTITUTIONS TO GO ON

As Erdogan was making his announcement, the Turkish Lira has crashed to 3.10 - a new all time low against the USD

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pods's picture

Wow, imagine this guy's luck?  First he almost gets blown out of the sky by F-16s and now he has gotten rid of everyone who would cross him and has assumed a whopping assload of power.

Totally legit.

pods

BullyBearish's picture

He's a sumbitch, but he's OUR sumbitch!"

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MagicHandPuppet's picture

Would a Tyler please block all IP addresses this spammer has come in from?

jcaz's picture

LOL- yeah, it's all going to hell, but let's keep that bond rating up.....

I wouldn't touch your paper even it if was yielding 800%, you dipshit.....

Dutti's picture

I would not expect Erdogan to die of old age. He is bringing this upon himself, upon his followers and upon Turkey. How unfortunate that Ataturk's accomplishments are being rolled back.

Tarshatha's picture

I guess Erdogan is used to making announcements at midnight his time, right after the US makets close.

 

Everything this asshat does is controlled from Washington and Tel Aviv.

It's all just theater controlled by psychopaths.

the phantom's picture

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm sold.  Selling my PM's and investing in Turkish bonds.  Can't lose!!! /sarc

xrxs's picture

What about a mortgage backed security with Erdog's 600M$ new house?

J S Bach's picture

With this bird back in power, I think we may need another Mariana's "Turkey Shoot" akin to the great WWII battle.

SWRichmond's picture
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY AIMS TO PROTECT VALUES

We have to destroy democracy in order to save it.

caconhma's picture

It is an Erdogan revolution.

If America wants to have a future a US President MUST do the same by mercilessly purge the country from all political, educational, and mass media shit.

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) caconhma Jul 20, 2016 7:20 PM

Hopefully Erdogan will purge the Zionist-compromised strain out of Turkey.

Warning to Erdogan: http://bit.ly/1SpGAhB

Lore's picture

The question should be: WHO gets to carry out the purge, and WHAT / WHO gets purged?  Right now, the odds favour psychopaths overwhelmingly.  Pathocracy is so ubiquitous that any genuine reformer will simply get lone-gunmanned.  If there is to be real change, it's more likely to emerge from popular uprising, and then only in regional and organizational enclaves.  It's going to be a real bloody mess and take a long time for dust to settle along new and hopefully much smaller political lines.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Just wait until he gets ahold of our 50 nukes Obama so stupidly parked in his country. He'll hold the whole world hostage then.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Erdogan goes after his enemies --funny & apt at the same time:

http://www.michaellutin.com/hippoass.jpg

mvsjcl's picture

We have to take away your freedoms in order to save your freedoms. Bizarro world.

flyingpigg's picture

At least Gold and Silver are doing well in Lira so you can buy a lot of bonds!

FireBrander's picture

Who is Erdogan rounding up? Secularists!

Who is Erdogan's base of support? Sunni Islamists!

Turkey is going to become a dictator (Erdogan) controlled Islamic State:

"The Jews and the Christians will never accept you [Muslims] until you convert to their faith...kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out " - Quranic verse

I wonder if Obama will be the one to make the call for "Regime change" in Turkey, or will he leave it to Hillary or Trump?

FireBrander's picture

Sunni vs. Shiites...Killing each other for a 1000 years over...over what?

 

"Sunni Islam holds that the prophet Muhammad's first Caliph was his father-in-law Abu Bakr. Shi'a Islam, holds that Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib, not Abu Bakr, was his first caliph."

Please...

SilverRhino's picture

>>>  Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib <<< 

So basically Muhammad sold one of his daughters to be impregnated by his cousin.   God damn what a fucked up culture and religion.  

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

It's as plain as the hand in front of the face that Ali ibn Abi Talib or as the kids used to play Ally Ally Oxen Free (I degress) is/was non other than the first caliph. Why some cannot see this shows the lack in common core teaching methods today.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Tarshatha Jul 20, 2016 8:02 PM

Obama taking notes...

Blankone's picture

How has sitting down and letting TPTB drive the agenda worked out for others?  Not very well.  At least he has the smarts to go on the offensive.

He also understands that the S&P and other agencies have been weaponized.  If they attack Turkey's ratings and try to cause financial costs then Turkey should void any contractual provisions that are triggered by the S&P.  Creat his own rating org and substitute it.  At this point there is no difference as far as being legit.

cornflakesdisease's picture

I have emailed it in.   EVERYONE, when you see feces like this, simply copy and past their "load" to

 

ABUSE@ZEROHEDGE.COM

 

Tyler's pretty good at flushing.

BennyBoy's picture

Ousts over 50,000 people in a day.

Enemies list?

Or Patriot Act (over 600 pages written in a day)?!

Political hacks/dictators have a limited menu to select from. Rinse and repeat.

FireBrander's picture

50,000 Secularists...and he will replace them with Islamists...

847328_3527's picture

Obama supports him so he must be ok, right?

Kayman's picture

Another Mideast success story. We've moved on from destroying stable dictatorships, now we are supporting the destruction of democracies- so wannabee dictators can have free reign.

Go, Obama, go. As far as running a country, and the leader of the free world, you couldn't run a stick into a bucket of shit.

walküre's picture

Emergency laws next. Following Hitler's playbook. Germans still planning their vacation there? Fucking unreal.

bruno_the's picture

need read MOAR. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950430001452

 

Edit. If you believe others shit why not this

part from the article:

Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, dislosed that senior government officials in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had been informed of the coup in Turkey long before it took place.

Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Monday that the UAE leaders had played a role in the coup and the Turkish spy agencies have come to decode this involvement, adding that the UAE leaders had also alerted the Saudis about the impending coup.

"Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman had been informed of the military coup in Turkey," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Monday.

venturen's picture

you talking about Obama or Erdo?an

SoDamnMad's picture

Russians bailed as with most others with half a brain.  Germans, well they would pimp out their own mother and loan you the money if you were a bit short.

I don't ride German trains anymore because their guest ridersare a bit too ... flakey.

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GUS100CORRINA's picture
Erdogan ... hmmm ... Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Marx come to mind.

It really looks like this was a staged event. How in the world would someone generate a list of 10,000 people to round up, jail, persecute and execute?

S&P should downgrade Turkey to JUNK status. US needs to get its assets (Nuclear ordinance, weapons, etc.) out of Turkey ASAP. Turkey needs to be removed from NATO. Putin ... TURKEY IS YOURS!!!!

May GOD of the Bible have mercy on TURKEY, the SEAT of CHRISTIANITY!!

The Apostle Paul must be turning over in his grave.

MsCreant's picture

"How in the world would someone generate a list of 10,000 people to round up, jail, persecute and execute?"

I'd start by Googling "American Politicians" followed by Central Bankers for a good start. Then I'd follow that up all the Bankers like Jamie, Jon, Lloyd...then some corporate fuckers associated with the MIC, Big Pharma, Big Ag like Monsanto... aw hell, I can see his problem, this is like eating potato chips!...I'm addicted!!!

jewish_master's picture

event  calnder for u :

1. Erdoan understands that the west sub normal I.Q. elite is about to throw him and ISIS under the bus.

2.erodean makes peace with putin. (btw here bibi also made friends with putin. a month later israel - turkey has signed a deal. my bet is putin also warned him that he is taking turkey under his protection.

3. Putin tips him off that the CIA is bout to kill him

4. Erdoan stats  prepare using russian inteligece assets. 

5. erodoen is ready. either he stages a coup or it is the real deal. doesnt matter becuase he is ready with his ppl on the ground (how fast they went out to the streets) and possiably connected to military high commend

6.erdoean wins. he starts program  clearing house from CIA influence.

7. turkey leaves NATO? nad joins russia - china alliance.

 

this has all the hallmarks of Putin manouvers. the man is a genious.

SWRichmond's picture

That would mean that the whole "stopping the US from using Incirlik to bomb ISIS" was Erdogan throwing a bone to the Islamists in Turkey, to give him time to finish consolidating power.  From here I cannot tell to what extent Erdogan is riding the Islamist tide, or trying to placate it.  That said, Turkey is extremely important as a hub for energy transport from East to West and for Black Sea ships (oil tankers and Russian Navy).  Whether or not Putin is behind it, he certainly is paying attention closely and no doubt is in contact with Erdogan.

If you wanna start a fucking nuclear war, close the straits and count to ten.

jewish_master's picture

He just areested the pilots who downed the russian jet in november.... now what that tells us? he is literaly putting a middle finger to the Cabal.

Idaho potato head's picture

I wish I could upvote that post more.

small towel's picture

How in the world can Erdogan organise MSNBC to report rumours, citing senior US military, that Erdogan has fled the country and seeking asylum in Germany?

He can't. Only the US military and/or MSNBC can do that.

The PSY-OP was to keep people in their homes and off the streets. It is the smoking gun.

The coup was supposed to succeed. Gulen's network is vast so the arrests are many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLKUurnUoKg

MsCreant's picture

Gosh, I was just showing the commenter how I could come up with a personal list of 10,000 people to imprison etc. pretty darn quick. Google is my friend.

MarsInScorpio's picture

small towel:

Your post is pure insanity. If Gulen's network had over 50,000 members, it would have had a tremendous public turnout. It didn't.

If the fighter pilots were honestly in the "coup mode," Erdogan's plane would have been shot down. It wasn't.

If this were a real military coup, they would have flooded the streets with troops and tanks. They didn't.

This is another Obama-Hillary regime change, converting Turkey to an Islamic state. The list is not Gulen supporters; it is secularists. Erdogan is sweeping the secularists out, putting the Islamic terrorist jihadis in.

Obama said he would support the Muslims in transforming America. Why would this cooperation with Erdogan surprise you?

Hiills is a slut for Sunni money - The Great Whore.  

However, unlike Iran, this Islamic state is Sunni, not Shiite, thus an incredible counter-balance to Iran, Assad's Syria, and the majority population of Iraq.

Erdogan willl blackmail the EU with rape-you-gees, create a clear transit for Sunni ISIS to terrorize Europe into capitulation, and thus succeed in this replay of the Muslim invasion of SE Europe stopped by the Serbians. Only this time, there is no Serbian kingdom to save Europe's neck from the sword.

Merkle should hang upside down for turning Europe over to the Muslims. Obama/Hillary are useless to stop them because the truth is that they support the Sunnis, a la the Saudis et. al. across pan-Sunni Arabia.

How much more reason than your very survival do you need to do everything you can to ensure Hillary never gets to the WH? 

venturen's picture

start with the Turkish Teaparty?

atthelake's picture

We're, probably, on a similar list.

Offthebeach's picture

Proof CIA did the coup.

1. It failed.
2. Failed stupidly.
3. Target becomes more secure.
4. "Friends" of CIA end up. arrested,dead.
5. Situation worse then before.

3Wishes's picture

If you like your ISIS you can have your ISIS.

pliny the longer's picture

it is such a shame this is occurring during the RNC because this is theater of the highest order. not one person could have scripted this