Lots of contradictory information in my Twitter stream tonight about the coup in Turkey. It’s hard to know what’s really going on. I’ve been watching CNN this evening, which has been doing a very good—and cautious—job on-air, even though we just watched CNN Turk staff leave their TV studio after their building was taken over by, possibly, coup forces. CNN is also running a live stream on its website. For ongoing and reliable updates online, I also recommend you check the New York Times’s live blog.
Of course, it’s not all being covered on Twitter or in the mainstream media. FaceTime is the new phone call and even broadcast studio for challenged leaders, and the revolution is being live streamed on Facebook and Periscope (where I currently see 73 live streams out of Istanbul, including many from the streets). It’s probably even being Snapchatted, right?. AM