Live VIDEO Interview with Kemal Bozkurt in Istanbul as Coup is Taking Place


Technology sure has come a long way.

As CNN was reporting that all social media in Turkey was shut down by a military coup, we were live Facetiming with our Istanbul correspondent, Kemal Bozkurt, who says “That is not true. Do not listen to CNN. I have been using social media. I am talking to you on social media.”

This was an impromptu conversation via Facetime, being broadcast live through Facebook with another device.

Kemel Bozkurt lives in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but is in Istanbul visiting his family. He called us when he heard F16’s flying over his neighborhood and then heard bombs shortly thereafter. 



Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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