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Turkey coup d'etat

Turkey: How A Dictatorship Is Engineered

The alleged coup in Turkey, which is being questioned in the highest circles, failed. Was it real, or was it a “false flag” as top officials in the EU are concluding?

Our first thought was that it was planned by Turkey’s President, Erdogan, in order to eliminate all of his opponents in one swoop so that he could assume the mantel of a dictator. Hitler and other dictators have done something similar.

But there is much more to the story. Zerohedge wrote this:

Anti-Isis official (in Turkey) killed with shot in the neck

And suddenly so many pieces of the Turkish “puzzle” fall into place, because while the rest of the narrative about the coup is so glaringly fabricated and literally made up on the spot, the death of Turkey’s chief anti-ISIS counter-terrorism official being quietly killed, makes so much sense for a country where as we first presented back in November, “The Man Who Funds ISIS is Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President” followed by “ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal: “Raqqa’s Rockefellers”, Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Israel Connection“, …..

Having arrested 20,000 people already, Erdogan’s witch hunts are just starting. However, it appears he had some very loose ends he had to take care of already on Friday night. One such loose end was the man who fought ISIS on behalf of Turkey, the same Turkey which – incidentally – funded and armed ISIS.

We eagerly look forward to finding out what else will emerge as the fascinating story of Erdogan’s getting rid of all loose ends, is finally revealed.

Reuters newswire reported on July 19 that “around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt…”

Turkey, which has about 90% of its territory in Asia, is still trying to get admitted to the EU. It insists that its citizens be admitted without visas into the EU even before that. Furthermore, it wants billions of dollars for giving shelter to Syrian refugees.

Erdogan has built himself the largest palace in that part of the world. Post coup, he said he wants to get the death penalty reinstituted. It’s obviously to execute his opponents instead of just jailing them.

Erdogan has enjoyed support of the Washington leadership, while the most courageous president in the Middle East, Al-Sisi of Egypt, gets no support. Al-Sisi is Muslim and has lectured the clergy to stop preaching that killing of non-Muslims is good. He said in a speech before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015:

“ Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!”

More Muslim leaders should speak out like this. Extremism anywhere only brings a lot of bloodshed, usually of the innocent. Just look at the terrorist attacks of the past 15 years, including 9/11.

Erdogan has just declared a “State of Emergency” for the next 90 days. That apparently suspends the Constitution and people’s rights. He must have read the history of Hitler in the 1930’s. He is copying Hitler’s playbook. And the world says nothing.

Anyone who doesn’t think Turkey is important for investors everywhere, read the history of the Middle East.