Military Coup Attempt in Turkey.

A group of pro coup soldiers surrendering to the “Government military” on the Istanbul Bosphorous bridge in recent hours.

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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Military Coup Attempt in Turkey: Fighter Jets over Ankara

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.

Context.

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.

Mysteries Solved.

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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Turkish citizens deal with tanks during coup

Turkey coup: Tanks on streets of Istanbul

Istanbul citizens blockade armored vehicles as military opens fire

Video .. The Turkish army surrendered to the security of the Bosphorus Bridge

Pro-coup soldiers seize CNN Turk building then get arrested by police

Turkey coup: President Erdogan speaks from Ataturk airport

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Footage from inside Turkish parliament when bomb goes off

Turkey: Erdogan loyalists celebrate on tanks after retaking the Bosphorus Bridge

Video shows damage inside Turkey’s parliament after coup attempt

Military Coup Attempt in Turkey: Fighter Jets over Ankara

Elements of the coup forces committed a massacre in Istanbul

Chaos, uncertainty in Turkey amid attempted coup

Turkey’s Descent into Tyranny.

Refik Tekin in better days.
Refik Tekin in better days.
Kurdish civilian lies bleeding in the street following the Turkish army fire.
Kurdish civilian lies bleeding in the street following the Turkish army fire.
Refik Tekin recovering from the gunshot wound to his leg and awaiting arrest.
Refik Tekin recovering from the gunshot wound to his leg and awaiting arrest.

February 2nd, 2016.

The Plight of Refik Tekin and the Turkey’s Descent into Tyranny.

The footage of civilians coming under fire in Cizre, Turkey was photographed by a man named Refik Tekin, a cameraman and photographer  for the national Turkish television network IMC news. Refik Tekin survived the gunshot wound to the leg he received in the incident that left at least two dead and ten wounded and is recovering in Mardin State Hospital.

Police stand guard awaiting Refik Tekin’s recovery as whilst he lay in hospital Refik Tekin has been designated by a Turkish Court as a “separatist terrorist organisation member”

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“the order submitted by Şırnak Provincial Security Directorate has instructed to keep Tekin under surveillance during his stay at the hospital and to take him into custody and have his testimony after being released from the hospital.”

“Both the documents prepared by Chief Prosecutor M. Sait Köseoğlu and Şırnak Provincial Security Department use the expression “separatist terrorist organization member” concerning journalist Refik Tekin.”

So having shot and wounded him after opening fire on a non-violent group of people the Turkish authorities are seeking to claim that they were attacking the PKK and therefore Refik Tekin must be a member. It is transparent nonsense but sadly typical of Turkey under late era Erdogan who shows clear signs of delusion.

Rafik Tehin had previously earned the ire of the Turkish ruling party having photographed ISIL/Daesh fighters openly crossing the Turkey/Syria border unimpeded by Turkish officials.

Photos and videos by Refik Tekin (@RefikTekin) | Twitter

ISIS-Kilis-border-crossing
ISIL/Daesh fighters cross the Syrian Turkey border.

AKP Conducting Widespread Assault on Civil Society.

Journalists, Academics and Lawyers targeted by Erdogan regime.

The decision to portray Refik Tekin as a member of the PKK is mirrored by the widespread attempt to intimidate any who would criticise the futile South Eastern operation against the PKK, or mention issues of political corruption. Saying anything that contradicts the official fiction of the Turkish state is enough to warrant dismissal or arrest.

At the most moderate level journalists are sacked for speaking on the subject of Government corruption, a mention of the term shoebox is sufficient to qualify, and any criticism of the Government, even delivered second hand, are grounds for immediate dismissal.

Turkey police find shoeboxes stuffed with $4.5 million cash in bank chief’s home: report – NY Daily News

State-run TRT fires radio show host for reading critical tweet

Turkish newspaper columnist fired over tweet critical of Erdoğan

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists fourteen Turkish journalists are currently incarcerated and  ridiculous charges such as “spreading terrorist propaganda” (applied against completely bland anti war messages) to the ludicrous criminal charge of “targeting members of the Government” (for criticism) and espionage charges for those who have uncovered Turkish support for ISIL/Daesh.

Turkish Journalists Arrested For Espionage After Exposing Corruption | Observer

They are  attempting to make criticism of members of the Government a criminal act. It is an absolute joke that such a state would even be considered a candidate for the EU but the admission of Bulgaria indicates that a gangster government is no disqualification.

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List of arrested journalists in Turkey – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Threats abd red crosses on the doors of Academics who signed the anti-war petition.
Threats and red crosses on the doors of Academics who signed the anti-war petition.
Turkish organised crime figure and Erdogan ally Sedan Peker- issued bloodcurdling threats against the anti-war academics.
Turkish organised crime figure and Erdogan ally Sedan Peker- issued bloodcurdling threats against the anti-war academics.
Sedat Peker (sideways in the blue suit) meets with Turkish president Erdogan.
Sedat Peker (sideways in the blue suit) meets with Turkish president Erdogan.

27 Turkish academics detained for signing critical declaration on Southeast

One memorable recent example of the increasingly brazen tyranny of the AKP was the case of the academics detained and charged for signing an anti-war petition. Academics who signed the petition were also targeted by public death threats from the ultranationalist organised crime boss and Erdogan supporter Sedat Peker.

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Prominent Kurdish human rights lawyer Tahir Elci was shot to death in the street as he gave a press conference calling for peace. Turkish police have unsurprisingly made zero progress in that murder investigation.

Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in southeast Turkey | Reuters

Press TV journalist Serena Shim‘s death in late 2014 was not an accident and the identity of the perpetrators is no mystery, the key protector and facilitator for ISIl tasks in the border region have been filled by the MIT intelligence organisation.

Serena Shim killed in Turkey days after she claimed intelligence services had threatened her | Daily Mail Online

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Authoritarian Rule?

‘Turkey suffering from mass fascism since Gezi protests’

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Jailed Turkish editor slams EU deal with Erdoğan’s ‘fascist government’ The Guardian

Brutish authoritarianism is being exercised against opponents of the policies of the Turkish Government and corruption whistleblowers. Sibel Edmonds has pointed out that these policies in Turkey are not unique to the current Government and also that Western Intelligence has several hand picked replacements waiting in the wings.

These details do not change the fact that the conduct of the AKP Government has severely damaged Turkey domestically and internationally and the level of tyranny is completely unacceptable in any era.

Ergogan is a demagogue waving the flag of Islam for convenience. Erdogan is an organised crime figure first and foremost and no more a Muslim than the Skull and Bones member with (alleged) large interests in the international drug trade George H.W Bush was a Christian.

Where will it end?

The Civil War has been cynically restarted in Turkey due to anxieties about Kurdish gains in Iraq and Syria, the relationship with Russia has been completely trashed for the same broad reason, out of frustration at the failures of the Syria regime change effort, one almost forgotten fact at this point is that Turkey and Russia were close enough that Turkey agreed to allow Russia to build and operate Turkey’s first nuclear reactor.

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The economic relationship is huge for both states and the path for Erdogan’s departure has been paved by his massive errors on the international stage.

Yesterday Turkey complained that a Russian SU34 fighter jet had entered Turkish airspace. Today video has emerged that is claimed to depict the Turkish military firing artillery from Turkey against Syrian Russian troops in Latakia, where the Turkish backed insurgents are facing complete defeat. It seems absurd that the Turkish military would fight a war with Russia in order to somehow save the failing Syrian regime change operation, but stranger things have happened.

‘Irrefutable proof’: Turkey shells Syrian territory – Russian military

Do yourself a favor.

Truth 1

Murder in South Eastern Turkey.

Kurdish civilian lies bleeding in the street following the Turkish army fire.
Kurdish civilian lies bleeding in the street following the Turkish army fire.

.January 23rd, 2016.

Murder in Turkish Kurdestan.

Several Kurdish districts of South Eastern Turkey have been under curfew since mid December.

Silopi, Cizre and the Sur district of Diyarbakir have been under curfew and the bodies of dead civilians and fighters have been lying unburied in the streets. The population of the Sur district has shrunk from 24000 to 4000 due to the military operations.

The Video.

The video shows a group of mostly elderly people, many carrying white flags. They are attempting to transport several bodies to the cemetery for burial. A Turkish armoured vehicle is situated down the street several hundred yards away.

The first shots appear to be warning shots aimed over the heads of the crowd who begin to move off the street out of the line of fire. The first two bursts of fire do not appear to hit anyone but the third burst is aimed at the final civilians in the street and several of them are shot and killed and it is clear that they posed no threat to anyone.

It is the type of scene you expect to see in Gaza. There is a complete disregard for human life.

(Warning Graphic)Turkish Army shoot Kurdish Civilians During Funeral.

Long version.

Turkey: Shooting of Kurdish civilians waving white flag caught on camera *GRAPHIC*

Civil War in the South East of Turkey.

At least 150 civilians have died in the Turkish anti- PKK operations in South Eastern Turkey over the past five months.

The operations were a response to Turkish concerns about Kurdish territorial gains in Syria and Iraq and the pretext for the entire operation was the massacre of Kurdish activists in Suruc in late July 2015.

Turkey has reportedly begun an operation involving 1000 troops inside Syria over the past several days. (Source)

Turkey is at odds now with both the United States and Russia in Syria. The United States has increased their backing for the Kurdish fighters in Syria, US and other Western Special Forces are embedded with them and the US has begun building an air base in the Kurdish held part of Northern Syria in recent months. (Source)

This, combined with the exposure of Turkey’s crucial and pivotal role in the rise of ISIL/Daesh and their prolific stolen oil business partnership do not bode well for the future of Turkish President Erdogan.

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The Turkish Government operations in South Eastern Turkey are criminal operations in many ways but it is also clear that Kurdish militants are not going to achieve anything fighting the Turkish Army in Turkey. PKK operations inside Turkey are a boost to the increasingly erratic Erdogan, it is the fighters in Syria with the US and Russian allies who will be able to achieve something for the Kurdish people so the efforts are much better directed there.