Court records and the testimony of former government officials show that Fethullah Gulen, who presently resides in Pennsylvania, has amassed more than $25 billion in assets from the heroin route which runs from Afghanistan to Turkey.
Speaking before the massive crowd of people that gathered at the Istanbul’s waterfront for anti-coup rally on Sunday, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to return the death penalty that was canceled in the country over ten years ago.
The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally” rally was gathered at Istanbul’s Yenikapi area to demonstrate “Turkish unity” following aborted overthrow of the government that rattled the country on July 15.
During his highly emotional speech, Erdogan vowed to cleanse the country from all the supporters of Fethullah Gulen, an exiled cleric whom Turkish authorities blame the putsch attempt on.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Now it all makes sense.
With the presstitute main stream media in full disinfo mode these past two weeks, the real story was fogged out, but now, as I suspected, it was all another incompetent CIA plot and it seems Vlad DID save Erdogan’s life & will reap a large international political harvest from doing so.
Looks like bit of a game changer in the middle east, and the USA could be frozen out.
If that manifests, it explains the increase in media coverage of the China issue, sadly yet more disinformation, and another attempt at WWlll.”
I’ve seen on many other websites that the CIA was supposedly behind the coup in Turkey, also that Russia has warned Erdogan.
If that was indeed a coup by the CIA, then it’s preparation and execution has been amateurish, so amateurish that I can only conclude that the coup has been planned to fail, so that Erdogan could come up with all those emergency measures.
Also I do believe that Turkey is destined to experience civil war and real war, being sacrificed like a pawn.
And just before all hell will break loose (= WW3) … “Everything calls peace, Schalom!”
On the evening of July 15, a group of Turkish army officers announced that they had staged a military coup d’etat and had assumed control of the country. They claimed that Erdogan was in a desperate flight for his life and that they were now in the process of restoring order. The only problem for those army officers and their sponsors far away in Langley, Virginia and Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania– where Turkish political operator, Fetullah Gülen, hides in exile under CIA protection–is that they did not succeed. Behind the coup attempt is a far more dramatic story of the huge geopolitical shift that the often unpredictable political survivor, President (still) Recep Erdogan, was in the midst of making when Gülen’s loyalists made their desperate, now apparently failed coup attempt. What follows is a series of Q&A remarks to the background of the dramatic events unfolding in a pivotal part of the geopolitical order.
Q: How would you comment on the events of Friday to Saturday evening, when the army carried out a coup? Are these events were predictable? WE: The coup was a reaction to the recent dramatic geopolitical shift of Erdogan. It was instigated by networks in Turkey loyal to the CIA. It clearly was a desperate move, ill-prepared.
President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.
Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported.
A restructuring of Turkey’s once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.
A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.
Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdoğan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived in self-exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains since 1999.
Long before Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric who lives in self-imposed exile on 1857, Mt.Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, last night and again today of being the “terrorist” mastermind behind Friday’s failed coup attempt and demanding – unofficially, on prime time TV but not via diplomatic channels – that the US extradite the 77 year old, he was doing precisely that. For years, Erdogan had used the cleric as a scapegoat punching bag, who had somehow managed to create an entire “parallel state” in Turkey which was just waiting for its opportunity to pounce and snatch Turkey from Erdogan. Hence the perpetual (fake) fear of coups. Hence the public displays of (fake) paranoia. Hence the relentless – and all too real – concentration of power.
And as many expected, Erdogan once again accused Gulen of being responsible for the Friday coup, no matter how ridiculous such an allegation sounded. This time Turkey went so far as accusing the US of being “behind the coup” for harboring Gulen. “Today, after this coup attempt, I’m once again calling on you, I’m saying: Extradite this man in Pennsylvania to Turkey now,” Erdogan said on Saturday in televised remarks from Istanbul in a personal appeal to President Barack Obama. Turkey’s secretary of labor, Suleyman Soylu, went one better and told TV channel Haberturk: “The US is behind this coup.”
A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed President Recep Erdogan staged the rebellion himself to justify a major clampdown on opposition forces.
Fethullah Gulen, who was a former key ally of Erdogan has been blamed by the politician of using his contacts to develop a ‘parallel structure’ to overthrow the state.
Erdogan has called on US President Barack Obama to extradite Gulen, who is based in Pennsylvania.
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