Saturday, October 29, 2016
This is from a pro-Erdogan newspaper.... are there any other kind in the new Turkey? The article has used material from a Washington Post article which has divulged new info on the failed coup attempt. I have highlighted the part I found most intriguing - if it really happened.
From Yeni Safak:
July 15 coup attempt planned in Incirlik Airbase: report
A secret meeting organized by the US was held in Incirlik Airbase, involving pro-FETÖ Turkish generals, colonels, FETÖ Imams, YPG/PKK terrorists and NATO states' members, according to the report
Turkish Incirlik Airbase had been used as the main base for planning the July 15 coup attempt that targeted Turkey's democracy, government and president killing 241.
Weeks before the deadliest coup attempt, pro-FETÖ colonels had met with the YPG/PKK terrorists in Incirilik Airbase and planned against the interest of the state.
The secret meeting was organized by the United States and many NATO members states had joined in the talks.
“Before the Manbij offensive began in May, the United States brought to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey a delegation from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition that nominally oversees the YPG," said David Ignatius, the Washington Post's opinion writer.
The SDF was formed by YPG, which is the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which is listed as a terrorist group to Turkey, EU and the U.S.
In his article in the U.S. newspaper, Ignatius confirmed that pro-FETÖ generals, who have met the terror groups secretly, are now in prison for their involvement in the deadliest coup attempt.
“Some of the Turkish generals who met the SDF are now said to be in prison as coup suspects," he writes.
Incirlik was chosen for the secret meeting because there was no proper supervision facilities due to military confidentiality.
Some civil FETÖ imams (leaders) had also joined the meeting that high-level military delegates from the U.S., UK, Italy, France and Norway had attended.
A recent report on the meeting said that a delegation from Germany was scheduled to join the talks, but could not because of Ankara's objection against a German parliamentary delegation's visit to the base.
Along with the FETÖ generals in the base, some pro-FETÖ generals from other military bases across the country were also invited to the meeting....
.....A week after the coup attempt, some Syrian opposition commanders told Yeni Safak that U.S. military officers urged them to “prepare for a Turkey without [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan".
The pentagon officials also threatened to hit opposition military headquarters and weapon depots, if they resist against U.S. decision. “Make your choice," the officials told them.
Moreover, coupist military officer Hasan Polcat, Commander of the 39th Mechanized Brigade, had met 12 times with Americans before the coup in the Incirlik airbase......