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Turkish News Channel Thinks 'Grand Theft Auto' Cheat Codes Are Secret Messages Used By Coup Plotters

Well that's awkward.

03/08/2016 14:24

A Turkish news presenter has been left red-faced after mistakenly reporting to have found secret codes used by coup plotters which were actually cheat codes for popular video game ‘Grand Theft Auto’.

Reading off labels next to jumbled numbers and letters, the reporter listed “health and weapon, health and armour, weather, helicopter, motorcycle and weapon” saying they were “among all the stuff used in the attempted coup”.

She said all this despite the title reading “GTA IV Cheats”.

In the game, players can enter specific codes to gain extra health, armour, weaponry and vehicles, as well as controlling the weather. But you can’t take down governments from within the game.

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