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This article was published on August 3, 2016

    Watch this TV reporter mistake GTA 4 cheat codes for secret military codes

    Juan Buis
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    Juan Buis

    Digital Culture Reporter

    Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here. Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here.

    In the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, this reporter thought she got her hands on a piece of extremely important information.

    But that didn’t really turn out to be the case.

    For an exclusive news segment on Turkish TV, she showed her incredible find — secret military codes that were used during the events in Istanbul.

    However, in the close-up it turns out the codes are actually GTA 4 cheats for health, guns and armor.

    The reporter tells the viewers something that roughly translates to this:

    This is how they communicate in secrets. Even though it says “cheats,” health and gun, health and armor, weather, these were the things they used in the coup.

    While the note says:

    GTA IV

    Cheats

    I/ Health and Gun

    II/Health and Armor

    Hey, we all make mistakes — but maybe she knows something we don’t.