July 16th, 2016.
Attempted Coup in Turkey.
An attempted Military coup is underway in Turkey. A faction of the Turkish military have seized a number of key institutions and at least 194 people are reported dead in fighting between the Coup faction and soldiers and civilians loyal to the government. Government sources claim that hundreds of soldiers backing the coup are under arrest. The Guardian reports that the dead comprise “41 police officers, two soldiers, 47 civilians and 104 people described as “coup plotters.”
The plotters, who called themselves the “Peace Council” seized media sites and announced the imposition of a curfew and martial law, claiming to be acting in support of human rights and the secular character of the Turkish state.
The coup attempt is not over and fighting is reported in Ankara but it seems that the plotters have failed and that things are slowly beginning to return to normal. Ataturk airport has reopened and media outlets that were closed down have returned to air.
Turkish soldiers at state-run TRT studios surrender to police
There are two Turkish military forces operating at the moment and each has aircraft at their disposal.
The coup forces have used aircraft in their possession against loyalist factions and civilians.
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These type of events are not uncommon in Turkey where there have been five successful military coup over the past 60 years.
To their credit opposition parties have not offered any public support to the plotters. Supporters of the ruling AK party have taken to the streets to support the elected government responding to Erdogan’s call made after the government managed to retake control of parts of the media that had been closed by the plotters.
Who is Behind This?
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed the coup on elements within the military loyal to Fetullah Gulen and his Hizmet movement. Fethullah Gulen is an Islamist leader who lives in the US, Gulen is alleged to be involved in drug dealing and money laundering and is understood to be aligned with the CIA.
If the CIA have backed this and it fails this will be one of the greatest fiascos in the agencies history right up there with the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in the early 1960’s.
The timing of this is very very strange. Several months ago a coup seemed likely and even desirable as the Turkish government made a series of blunders regarding their Syria policy that saw them edge close to war with Russia. Recently Turkey has sought to ease tensions with Russia and has adopted a more conciliatory tone regarding Syria. These developments appear to have displeased certain forces within the US Government and it seems they have encouraged the attempted overthrow of a NATO member government.
A low level civil war continues in South Eastern Turkey against Kurdish separatists and the Turkish military have suffered a number of losses in the fighting but there has never been any doubt as to whom holds the upper hand and the Kurdish fighters are routinely crushed and routed by a ruthless and powerful Turkish military.
In recent times President Erdogan and his government have taken a number of extraordinary steps that have led to accusations of autocracy and tyranny. Journalists revealing uncomfortable facts about the Turkish support for jihadists in Syria have faced imprisonment and prosecution and earlier this year the Gulen owned newspaper Today Zaman was seized by the government and the entire staff replaced with pro- government shills.
Erdogan has sought to change the Turkish constitution in order to greatly boost the power of the President. President Erdogan, his family and associates have faced repeated credible claims of corruption including partnership in the ISIS stolen oil trade.
Turkey has been a key facilitator of the bloody Syrian jihadist insurgency and has offered training and tactical support to both ISIS and the al Nusra front. internationally proscribed and designated terror groups. It is believed that even today Turkish military advisors are embedded with al Nusra units in northern Syria.
The coup attempt appears to clear up the mystery regarding several of the terror attacks that have taken place in Turkey this year. It seems almost certain now that the rogue military faction were conducting the attacks in an attempt to destabilise the nation and prepare the way for the coup.
That is why the State Department warned of attacks in Turkey the day before the Istanbul airport blasts-the CIA knew about the campaign as they were involved and the State Department were told by the CIA.
John Kerry’s comment about the attempted coup further give the game away. Speaking in Moscow Kerry stated:
“I hope there will be stability and peace and continuity within Turkey, but I have nothing to add on what has transpired at this moment.”(Source)
The reference to continuity makes it clear that Kerry and presumably the State Department are supportive of the coup and expected it to succeed. There is no other possible reason for the use of the term continuity.
It is likely that the Israeli Security firm ICTS were at the very least facilitators of the terror attack also.
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Some things are what they seem – but not a lot if it’s on the News. Don’t know enough about Turkey to much-comment but isn’t the backdrop need to reverse the pro-Assad defence/overthrowing invaders? To the degree this coup had ‘outside’ help, assume a considerable factor. Putin given the usual confusion, this time face to face Kerry and co. – is this coup a message?
As you write, ‘The timing of this is very very strange’. There’s a quickening not least in following so soon after ‘Nice’. Pray we avoid more-worse and delaying but obviously not in itself solutions? Breathing space – But how action must ensue. Today’s/coming Christian meet-up in Washington is so ripe for an f.flag? Next week RNC/Cleveland? Something ‘happening’ here in the U.K? More pray, perpetrators-true are nabbed at it?
If the escalation gathers pace would, swift-as, be into a sudden shift. One upshot, as happened briefly in Turkey, ‘certain social media’ shut-down. Probably for us, some kind of ‘sanitise software’ allowing all but that which is ‘awake’? Keep the doping-juice flowing but exposure-calls down. (Again – better type like it matters/and hope, gathers, eh). All our opposition in the name of fighting Islam(ists) or Nationalists, while covering deterioration into global economic collapse – happening regardless. Set-up time for the elites underground hibernation. And if keep push-push, push Russia or China enough, some wider war-type destruction.
If only a small minority yet significant numbers could awake, even a few-skins deeper than their mainstream-saturated, Punch-and-Judy-show, levels of understanding? Again, heard, similar to “more-websites” suggestion; if only the comments section on the wider-internet grew with us-talk? This might do it? Peer-pressure, over and above, any amount of evidence. Increasing numbers… masses, calling the crimes the cons they are. Responsibly stating, the most-factual-based evidence of false-flags, in a sentence. Maybe then, there’d be a proper popular coup?
It seems most-likely we’re moving passed our last relatively settled state. Comparing Western life pre and post Summer ’16? As I blab-up, my best place is increasingly less ‘net’ more repetitious, ‘Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you’. More of this. Got hope. God wouldn’t lead me this way – to leave us.
Thanks for that Mark you ask a lot of very good questions regarding a broader motive here. I think you are right that certain elements can see the Syrian regime change dream slowly dying and are desperate not to let that happen. Another idea that has occurred to me recently is that the process of destruction is not going to end with Syria and Iraq, putative allies such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia are going to be targeted for destruction too.
Israel and the US have made it quite clear they support an independent Kurdish state but for that project to succeed, the Turkish military and state must be significantly weakened. The largest Kurdish population are in Turkey and the Turkish military have been engaged in military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq and Syria as well as in Turkey many times over the past decade so the Turkish military are not only an obstacle to the Kurdistan project in Turkey but in all the neighboring states also and simply supplying more weapons to the Kurdish fighters was not going to close the gap so Turkey is likely going to face a prolonged and intense destabilisation much as Syria has faced in recent years from the same or very similar parties.
Your point about a quickening is a very good one, it is an overwhelming experience at the moment, day after day of utter madness lies and senseless carnage of both the real and fictional variety. More people are awakening all the time and there is real hope there. I love this line “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you’ Is that from the Bible? It does seem that humanity is speedily hurtling towards a dark and dystopian destination but we may be coming towards the end of the twilit nightmare. It is very hard to tell what may happen next. Many thanks for commenting Mark.
And thank you James. Yep. Dat be the Bible. Next verse says, ‘make the nations quake’. That which the empire’s ceaser-like criminals need to experience. Since they are most what the ‘nations’ are about. These bondage-makers – God wants brought down.
Thanks Mark, I have a couple of questions but will save them for when we speak. Thanks for responding.