by GH Eliason
Is Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent on carving up the Middle East and Asia. Gulen is on a mission to destroy Russia and China by cutting out territory that contains Turkic peoples from both nations.
Important to understand is Gulen is at work creating a Turkic Islamic World Order inside the countries his schools, people, and businesses reside in.
How did Fethullah Gulen become so powerful in Turkey? In brief I’ll describe his rise for what it is; Erdogan’s self-inflicted wound, that without his own best effort and direct early support could never have happened. It will also show why Erdogan’s purges are going so deep and broad inside all of Turkey’s power structures. What do his people consider Gulen? He is a prophet. –Fethullah Gülen’s Grand Ambition Turkey’s Islamist Danger by Rachel Sharon-Krespin Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009, pp. 55-66
This is a step down from being God. With a whisper, a prophet releases the Word of God to creative or destructive purpose. To his people, this is Fethullah Gulen.
Ankara has accused Gulen of setting up a counter government. I’ll show the proofs that within the United States, Gulen has in fact set up a political organization that is only a step down from a full blown government in exile. It is complete with diplomatic ties to other like minded countries.
The US Government has denied involvement in the coup attempt. In fact it offered Erdogan moral support. This information leads to the conclusion that there was no direct involvement. Instead, rogue and/or ignorant elements of government have been working with Fethullah Gulen facilitating this coup attempt.
Why would thousands of hyphenated-Americans support Fethullah Gulen against the interests of their own country? Is this legal? The Turkish coup is the hammer that makes this article series on the dangers presented by dual loyal citizens drive home. When hyphenated-American emigres can control elections, foreign policy, and drive domestic policy against the interests of the rest of the country including starting wars; maybe its time to rethink how our political landscape actually works.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be any fun without tying this ultra-nationalist to Stepan Bandera’s OUNb. This tie by itself negates any indication of moderation inside his movement. In fact, he directly supports groups that have murdered thousands of people in the name of nationalism.
Turkey itself is a Promethean country. In the last few segments of this article, Prometheanism is described as nationalist political governments set up as an insulator against the Soviet Union, followed by the Russian Federation and China. It’s overflow back into the Russian Federation (at the time Soviet Union) and China was to cause both countries destruction through the spread of nationalism.
“Prometheism or Prometheanism (Polish: “Prometeizm”) was a political project initiated by Poland’s Józef Piłsudski. Its aim was to weaken the Russian Empire and its successor states, including the Soviet Union, by supporting nationalist independence movements among the major non-Russian peoples that lived within the borders of Russia and the Soviet Union.” Wikipedia
Gulen is the leader of what is known as Pan Turkism. The goal is to unite all the Turkic people in Asia. While sounding lofty, the goal is to unite them under a Turkish ultra-nationalist auspice. This includes uniting Turkish people in the Russian Federation, China, Iran, and Afghanistan. For Gulen, this would bring prestige, honor, and a formidable army under his group’s control.
In today’s color revolution world, carrying this out isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. Stratfor’s George Friedman thinks these are realistic goals. “In the Islamic world, Turkey would be at the top, as it has done for the last 500 years.” The Next 100 Years- Friedman
In 1997 Gulen stated “Turkey […] today encompasses 60 million. Together with the Turks in Central Asia it is 120-130 million. If it manages to break down the Chinese wall and to unite with the Turks there, it will be 300 million.“
“French-Turkish scholar Bayram Balci has written that the Gulen movement serves to accomplish 3 intellectual goals: The Turkification of Islam, the Islamization of the Turkish nationalist ideology, and the Islamization of modernity…He’s not talking about a califateor a sharia state. He wants a new world Islamic order.” – The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy By Erick Stakelbeck
“…the US government has been trying to use the same Islamist policy that Adolf Hitler pursued. If a unified state can be developed it can be used as a proxy to attack Russia and China. If jihadis and the proper political structure can be married in an Islamic state, it can also be controlled through emigre populations and direct support. How many soldiers will this force multiplier add?
The other side to it is within an Islamic State, political education and indoctrination can be carried out the same way as in Ukraine using the universities and children groups. This can be spilled across the borders into the Russia Federation and Muslim Chinese provinces…
…The Arab spring was a failed attempt to marry jihadis to the supported political end which is the Muslim Brotherhood. The disaster called Libya armed and trained what would later become IGIL in Syria. The mistake Clinton made was thinking that Al Qaeda Libya wanted anything more than weapons.”-Emigre Super Bloc – Clinton’s Jihadis | Will the Super Delegates Vote YES to More Terrorism? GH Eliason
Understood this way, the US military bases that are starting to form a ring around Russia are as meaningless as the troops stationed between the Koreas. The only value is the canary in the coal mine or early warning. They have little attack value against modern militaries sitting on their own borders. The bases serve as a deterrent to Russian influence inside those countries until the country itself is brought under the Promethean auspice of ultra-nationalism.
Once the country has a nationalist government set up, it’s under the dual loyalty system described above. Instead of 50 military targets with a limited amount of personnel, it would be 50 countries with all their resources. In peacetime, the Prometheans pour their ideologies over the border to create new color revolutions and insurgency. That’s why Pan-Turkism is important to Gulen.
“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here. -Secret Fethullah Gülen Sermon1990 broadcast on Turkish television
As you’ll see from the following Erdogan helped build this monstrosity in Turkey by taking off the separation of religion and government safeguards that were in place. This will also show why Erdogan is arresting so many people across the Turkish power structure.
“Over the first five years of his rule, Erdoğan replaced thousands of judges and prosecutors with AKP appointees. Now that the president is Islamist, it is unlikely that he would veto the appointment of Islamists to the bench, as did his predecessor Ahmet Necdet Sezer… The AKP government has also aided the Gülen movement with its reorientation of the judiciary…
…Adil Serdar Saçan, former director of the organized crimes unit within the Istanbul Directorate of Security, confirmed these statements in reports he prepared on the Fethullahist organization within the security apparatus. In a 2006 interview, he said, Fethullahists began organizing inside the security apparatus in the 1970s. In police academies, students were being taken to ışıkevi by class commissioners. One of those commissioners is now the director of intelligence at the Turkish Directorate of Security. During my time at the [police] academy, those in the directorate who did not have ties to the [Gülen] organization were all pensioned off or fired in 2002 when the AKP came to power. …They promoted only those officers whose files were tainted with allegations that they were engaged in reactionary Islamist activities. … Belonging to a certain cemaat(Gulen community) has become a prerequisite for advancement in the force. At present, over 80 percent of the officers at supervisory level in the general security organization are members of the [Gülen] cemaat…The Fethullahist military officers were once our students, who we financially supported, educated, and assisted. When these grateful children graduated and reached influential positions, they put themselves and their positions at the service of Fethullah Gülen … [Gülen] directs and instructs, and, through them, maintains power within the state … When Gülen’s students graduate from the police or military academies—as do the new doctors and lawyers—they present their first salaries to Fethullah Gülen as a gesture of their gratitude” –Fethullah Gülen’s Grand Ambition Turkey’s Islamist Danger by Rachel Sharon-Krespin Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009, pp. 55-66
When asked about the current coup, Gulen denies involvement and goes so far as to say that involvement would be an act of treason. Is this credible?
In May 1971, Gulen was arrested in an attempted coup aimed at turning Turkey into an Islamist state. A warrant was issued against him in the 1980 coup attempt. His friend Prime Minister Ozal later had the warrant canceled. –CAPITAL AND CAPITALISTS IN TURKEY Gülen sect: Reached for the state,got capital instead Ayse Cavar
On American Soil
“Bayram Balcı explained, “The aim of the cemaat(community) is to educate and influence future national elites, who will speak English and Turkish and who will one day prove their good intentions towards Fethullahists and towards Turkey.” Several countries in the region have taken steps against Gülen’s educational institutions because of such suspicions.”-Fethullah Gülen’s Grand Ambition Turkey’s Islamist Danger by Rachel Sharon-Krespin Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009, pp. 55-66
Turkic-Americans today make up a tiny voting bloc with a population of only 350,000. Gulen’s presence has made up for this by creating thousands of Turkic-American culture groups and Turkic-American diaspora umbrella groups have a combined group portfolio worth around $35 billion. Gulen has a net worth reported to around $3 billion. In just Texas, there are over 1200 business support him and his work.
“The organization lacks any official hierarchy or structure, but followers have built up a network of think tanks, schools, and publications in locations around the world—including in Texas. The TUSKON business confederation, which has 120,000 businesses under its umbrella, has strong ties to the Gülen movement and provides financial support…“It is clear they want influence and power,” a senior U.S. official told the New York Times in 2012. “We are concerned there is a hidden agenda to challenge secular Turkey and guide the country in a more Islamic direction.” Time Justin Worland July 15, 2016
One of his groups, the Turkic-American Alliance claims to be the umbrella that represents all Turkic emigre concerns to US government. This umbrella is associated with other Gulen groups that make close to the same claim and others that represent Turkish emigres regionally.
The obvious danger to this diplomatically is that the US has strong relations with the country Gulen’s group is seeking to overthrow. Gulen has made numerous and major inroads through lobbying, campaign support, and Congressional junkets to Turkey. For the House and the Senate, Turkey is now only behind Israel as the #1 tourist stop for Congress.
“He then started a confusing net of subsidiary groups by secretly funding more than 200 trips to Turkey for members of the United States Congress which went as far back as 2008.
An extensive investigation by the USA Today newspaper has found that these trips have been“repeatedly violating House rules and possibly federal law.”
The report lists numerous members of Congress— most Republicans and many coming from southern states, taking advantage of the free trips to Turkey. The influential Washington DC-based news outlet Roll Call also revealed “hidden cash” that funded numerous Congressional delegations to Turkey, noting that the dozens of privately-sponsored trips to Turkey during the 113th Congress put the nation second only to Israel as the biggest foreign destination for U.S. elected officials.” Major Islamic Organization Bribes Members Of U.S. Congress In Order To Get American Congressmen To Revive Islamic Empire Walid Shoebat
Has it paid off? The following link opens to a letter from 6 US Senators to John Kerry. Gulen’s people lobbied the Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee to chastise Erdogan and called him an Islamist compared to Gulen’s apparent moderation. They go further by saying the State Department needs to get behind Gulen’s efforts and that he had the support of the world community.
THIS is very close to the language that would be used speaking about a government in exile.
When you look through their website they say they work with the other emigre groups in the US. They celebrate holidays with embassies of other countries in a way that adds to their clout in the US. The Turkic-American Alliance has Congressional dinners.
When you consider that this group has been banned for their anti-democratic activities in many countries they sought to operate in, admittedly use subterfuge to make inroads to power-structures, and have been an enemy of state in their own country for a while now for ultra-nationalist Islamic activity!!???
Another Gulen group claiming representative authority over Turkic-Americans is the Turkish American Council. This group is so heavily invested in Congressional elections that it has developed its own caucus.
Every one of these members are supported by and supporting an enemy of US NATO ally Turkey.
Gulen has been following the same method of operations in the US as he has done elsewhere. Because he can’t teach radical Islamic nationalism, he instead focuses on creating relationships with up and coming “elites” that will favor his movement.
“Fethullah Gulen is being described as a moderate and an educator setting up schools around the world. “The Gülen-inspired schools in the Balkans have been instrumental in reifying a Turkish nationalist Islam, while in the United States they follow an entirely secular and notably science and math-heavy curriculum.” —Fethullah Gülen Harvard Divinity School Religious Literacy Project
Why would Turkic-Americans follow him?
For many, they didn’t know. For some, they are sold on his nationalism. It’s easy to be a long distance nationalist and a lot easier to be a rabid one. The one thing that is clear is that the latter resent democracy and never have an issue sending US troops into harms way or putting unwary Americans in harms way.
On the other hand, long-distance processes tend to involve political actors who are acting from a safe distance and who, therefore, do not put their safety at risk, while being eager to promote risky strategies in their homeland. In short, expatriates tend often to be more radical than ‘natives’ when they engage in…[t]he participant rarely pays taxes in the country in which he does his politics; he is not answerable to its judicial system; he probably does not cast even an absentee ballot in its elections because he is a citizen in a different place; he need not fear prison, torture or death, nor need his immediate family. But, well and safely positioned in the First World, he can send money and guns, circulate propaganda, and build intercontinental computer information circuits, all of which can have incalculable consequences in the zones of their ultimate destinations…
…There is an extensive international relations literature on the role of diasporas as active actors in the shaping of US foreign policy (Ambrosio 2002; Shain 2007; Shain and Aryasinha 2006). Within business studies and related disciplines, there is also a separate literature on the powerful role of lobbies in the USA, particularly those associated with the corporate and multinational industry*and how this represents a grave threat to democracy (Butts 2003; Luger 2000). Ethnic lobbies are thus players in a complex multi-level game.‘homeland politics’ (Connor 1986; Kaiser 2004).- Irresponsible Radicalisation: Diasporas,Globalisation and Long-Distance Nationalism in the Digital Age Daniele Conversi
Fethullah Gulen, Ultra-nationalist Credentials, and Ties to the OUNb
Gulen and his organization continually claim to be peaceful. In fact, it’s how they get around in western countries. But are they? Gulen has strong ties to the Turkish Grey Wolves. This Pan-Turkic ultra-nationalist group is responsible for the murder of thousands inside Turkey. They fought in Chechnya, the Balkans, and Afghanistan. The founder of the Grey Wolves, Alparslan Turkes wanted to take Turkey into WWII on the side of Nazi Germany.
Who would a man like Alparslan Turkes look up to? This is a letter from Turkes to Gulen.
Lord Grace,Zadar-i to scholars, our nation and ensures that you have reached a very useful service life.knowledge that you have raised, your suggestion has initiated a broad educational campaign which need wisdom and virtue of our nation with expert staff and you have to ensure the continued success. Society of spiritual awakening, which is a fundamental requirement for development in all areas and you have pioneered the rise.
Peace, tolerance and brotherhood based on a return to self, but you have the space age began to rise. From Canada to Yakutia, schools and universities opened up everywhere from Mongolia to the United States of our national culture and national shows that our moral values tend to all of humanity. You virtuous life, your character showing no material benefit to you against greed has aroused great confidence in our people. Your efforts targeting the sake of Allah alone is re-conquering the old world we have lost our nature since several centuries.
To clean the shaded asked to name your worship speaks pretext of Susurluk affair was so sad. But as you know, our nation, and the world knows you. It is not possible to do something malicious.
Thank you very much for your gentle thank you letter. It is our duty to tell the truth. The mentioned statement, the right is merely to explain a small extent in public.
Right from the Almighty to grant you good health and long life and so I entreat you have started the completion of developments.
Ordinary hey, I offer love and respect.
Fethullah Gulen, the OUNb, and the US Presidential Elections
In 1991, Gulen donated 3.5 billion Turkish Lira to Alparslan Turkes ultra-nationalist group the Grey Wolves and financed their violence. This is only one instance of support. Black sheep in a far-right zoo? Fethullah Gülen’s strategy of ‘non-violence’ by Laura Lotte Laloire
In 1963 Gulen started the Anti-Communist League of Turkey or (TKMD) and became part of Yaroslav Stetsko’s World Anti-Communist League(WACL). WACL’s two-pronged mission was to set up nationalist states and destroy the Soviet Union (Russia) and China. Every group subordinated themselves and coordinated with Stetsko and Marv Liebman, an American Nazi who worked closely with Stetsko, Bandera, and the forming Neo-cons in Washington. In 1984 Alparslan Turkes lieutenant Ruzy Nazar represented Turkey at the WACL conference in Dallas, TX. –CAPITAL AND CAPITALISTS IN TURKEY Gülen sect: Reached for the state,got capital instead Ayse Cavar
Currently, Gulen is still working with the ultra-nationalist OUNb through its UCCA groups and on think tanks. Is this the sweet peaceful imam you were told about?
Who is it that Gulen’s very wealthy groups support in this 2016 presidential election?
In the 1990’s Gulen befriended the Clintons. This seems to have paid off for both of them.
“Last year The Daily Caller reported that numerous Gulen followers have donated to Clinton’s various political campaigns and to her family charity. One Gulen movement leader, Recep Ozkan, donated between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.
As senator from New York, Clinton gave a keynote address at the Turkish Cultural Center’s annual banquet.”- Turkey Failed Coup: Ties Emerge Between Hilary Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric Fethullah Gulen Chuck Ross Global Research
Are we comfortable with presidential candidates taking large sums of money from ultra-nationalists that support terrorism? Can we allow emigres to violate our laws and steal our elections?
It’s time to decide.
turkish russoan raprochement-think again?
MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. Moscow is urging Turkey to stop making “black lists” of Russian reporters, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Russian TV reporter detained in Istanbul airport awaiting deportation — TV
According to her, on July 18, the reporters of Russia’s TV channel REN-TV were not allowed to cross the Turkish border because their names were on “the black list,” which implies a ban on their entry to Turkey for five years.
“We commented on the stop-list issue, we raised it during the talks with Turkish colleagues,” Zakharova said.
“Unfortunately, the Russian embassy’s nota remained unanswered. We are waiting for clarifications from Turkey about the existence of the black list. Considering the emerging positive trends in relations with Turkey the practice of black lists should be over,” she said.
sounds like copying the ukraine black list to me of actors, journos etc, plus that website giving details of people they wish “neutralised’………
BTW-Tass issued statement denying tipped off turkey re coup.
MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. The Kremlin has no information that Russia reportedly warned Turkey of an imminent military coup, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
“I don’t have such information and I don’t know the sources, to which the news agency Fars is referring,” Peskov told journalists, commenting on media reports.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Russia warned Turkey of imminent army coup, says Iran’s FNA
Iranian Fars News Agency (FNA) reported on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had received a warning from Russia about an imminent military coup just hours before it was initiated.
The news agency referred to several Arab media outlets quoting diplomats from Ankara who said that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization “received intel from its Russian counterpart that warned of an impending coup”.
The warning was based on the data that the Russian military in the region had received intercepting “highly sensitive army exchanges and encoded radio messages showing that the Turkish army was readying to stage a coup,” Fars said.
In particular, the Turkish military reportedly discussed plans to dispatch several army helicopters to the hotel (in Marmaris) where Erdogan stayed to arrest or kill him, the news agency said.
“The diplomats were not sure of the Russian station that had intercepted the exchanges, but said the Russian army intelligence unit deployed in Hmeymim in Syria’s northern province of Latakia is reportedly equipped with state-of-the-art electronic and eavesdropping systems to gather highly sensitive information,” Fars said.
and USA has refused to hand over Gulen???..so far.
“US authorities have refused to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen on the ground that among the materials that Ankara has provided Washington with accusations of his involvement in the military coup attempt in Turkey, there are no documents required for extradition. This was announced on Wednesday during a meeting with reporters in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry.
“As for Mr. Gulen, we consistently noted by our friends and allies in Turkey, which is the proof we need,” – Kerry said.
He pointed out that several once in a telephone conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey stressed that the unsupported accusations Gülen is not responsible for the extradition requirements.
“We have a well-defined list of requirements that must be met in order for the extradition took place,” – he said.
at the same time, the head of the State Department He said that none of his ministry are not in contact with the Turkish preacher who lives in the United States. He noted that it is currently impractical to do because of the lack of an appropriate request by Turkey to the US Department of Justice.
As previously reported, Turkey formally asked the United States to request the extradition of preacher Fetullaha Gulen.”
google translate, which might not be helping in translation…….
More….turkey announces derogation of european convention human rights due to declaration of state of emergency…..gonna concern all sides west and east?????And enough judges arrested that no way fair justice fore citizens or military can be fairly held to account?
Btw, probably no value to idea that coup so far was a setup in order for Erdo to overplay his own hand then there be a real coup against him??? Any news of missing ships and helicopters yet,maybe they could be used in someways to rescue the encarcerated military and others,they would lose their jobs and pensions for themselves and families and a whole swathe of “professional “people become destitute which might assist in a backlash against Erdo?
Random thoughts…..still got a feeling or suspicion. so much is a charade.
As Martin told earlier I repeat it now again : JJ you are priceless !
Brain has been going overtime…….cannot decide if previous thoughts Erdo did coup to take control and expose anyone who might challenge him as stalinesque purge, plans to actually subvert and take over the Gulen parallel(sounds worse than the Romulan neutral zone) in order for him to create as a heroic leader the dream of panturkic empire, or article above is true which is giving me double think so thanks Saker for posting it), or cia set up coup so enable to upgrade Erdo to be a subversive parallel isis element within nato as he has been so successful supporting them so far(posted elsehwere ri article 100’s new members of isis still going through), has VP gotten a hold over him or letting him run til he burns out with all those other documents from the archive that VP said would reveal a whole lotta love oops truths….roll a dice someone or consult the runes or all those ancient islamic prophecies or madam thingy ah Baba Vanga the clairvoyant in Bulgaria or weren’t there two psychic sisters, Edgar Cayce said Rus would save the world, other Rusdian claivoyants, or the ghost of Rasputin as penance has been set in motion to destroy russias enemies with truth and eternal justice, or maybe we should check out the three witches from ssscchh the play that should not be mentioned by name when Dunsinane Wood comes to Cawdor Castle type stuff or check the tarot or astrological charts thanks to mundo and others(maybe check out numerolgy too)which my mrs does even to see which is the correct time to cut my hair(I think a lot of russians are closet superstitious still)…….…still I am a newby blogger with a naive western education on this rather strange provoking but true website with an international group of free thinkers……..but my head could explode…..certainly the horrors of Syria seem to be so terrible these days seeing photos of usa coalition french bombing victims, those Donbass victims and more we all know of.Night all as John boy would say.If only we could return to innocent days.
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Isn’t it so ironic that NATO, to which President Erodgan ran after shooting a Russian jet, is being blamed by him as co-conspirator to topple his government. Also, isn’t it ironic that Gulen is safely residing in USA – supposed to be a great friend of Turkey. Of all things I have understood in world politics and relations, the most basic is not to trust USA.
And if Russia is thinking this is time to make friends with Turkey again – they are not learning much IMHO.
Here is the Wikileaks report on Fetullah Gullan’s movement
GHE: terrific article, especially the links to sources.
buried in an article 21st unrelated title is this—must mean Wed 20th likely happened, so something coming.
But, only one week before the military coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a U-turn change in foreign policy.
Four days after the coup, Erdogan appeared in front of the TV cameras again, saying that he would soon declare a new foreign policy which would put an end to disputes and differences with Turkey’s neighboring states.
extra after effects details here?
“Turkey continues large-scale purges in the structures of various government agencies. The Defense Ministry suspended all 262 military prosecutor and judge. In respect of their activities will be carried out a thorough investigation. From the high-ranking military suspended from their duties one Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence, Major-General, two brigadier generals and a rear admiral. Secretary General Department of Civil Defence Istanbul Mehmet Tunç taken into custody. Ankara suspended at least 900 police officers.
From Turkey’s Interior Ministry structures already axed about 8,800 people, suffered the same fate of not less than 1500 employees of the Ministry of Finance and the 300 employees of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The Ministry of Education suspended from work 15 thousand people, 21 thousand private teachers are deprived of licenses. The Ministry suspended from work for 245 people Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Energy – 300 people, the Ministry of Customs and Trade – lost their jobs 184. The enhanced media censorship. Both pilots, attacked Russian bomber last fall, according to the Turkish official sources, arrested on suspicion of involvement in the coup attempt. The country has a national emergency provisions, which can be lifted no earlier than three months.
Thus, President Erdogan rigidly formatted state agencies to the needs of the ruling party and its future domestic and foreign policy. This is likely to find a positive response in the right part of the Turkish society. Against this background, the Western countries are beginning to express their displeasure with excessive autonomy and excessive repression led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As long as it is expressed in the political allusions and the first soft sanctions: in the fall of the Turkish lira against the background of the stabilization of the Turkish state and prevent slipping into chaos in reducing ratings on Western rating agencies. The economy of Turkey, which has avoided chaos in the background of the hard political crisis, according to Western experts will now be much more difficult. German Foreign Minister calls on Turkey to minimize the emergency mode.
Western policy is extremely difficult to understand the condition of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Meanwhile, the man who was in “borderline situation” with the complete silence of NATO, especially nowhere to retreat. Erdogan has driven itself into a geopolitical corner and has now decided to maximize their bets. Turkey is no longer going to something to beg Europe. It is not the EU promises in the long term not good. New “Ottoman project” of Turkey (with special interests in the Balkans), together with the release of the UK creates a new situation for the EU. And Russia, by the way, it is not necessary to cover Europe. Especially considering how Europe from February 2014 helped Russia.”
Dugin’s guideline: the truth about the recent pro-american coup d’ état in Turkey
•geopolitical analysis & forecast
•the chronology of the pro-americain coup d’ état
Greetings, you are watching Dugin’s Guideline. At the end of last week, an attempted coup d’etat took place in Turkey. It was thwarted.
It just so happened that on Friday, July 15th, I was live on Tsargrad TV from Ankara speaking about the terrorist attack in Nice. Who could know that literally just a few hours later, a coup would begin.
And so here is what happened. Given that during my visit I had met with a number of senior officials in Turkish politics and in particular with the mayor of Ankara, Ibrahim Melih Gokcek, the overall picture of the political alignment of forces in Turkey on the eve of the putsch seemed to me to be completely clear. That very same Ibrahim Melih Gokcek, a figure very close to President Erdogan, told me during our conversations of a parallel state, paralel devlet in Turkish, which the sect of Fethullah Gulen succeeded in establishing in Turkey. This sect has its headquarters in the US, in Pennsylvania, from which a developed network of agents of influence which have penetrated Turkish society are managed. Melih Gokcek confessed that he had not immediately figured this out, but that it had later become clear that CIA-managed structures were operating under the guise of humanitarian programs and charity.
What’s more, Melih Gokcek said in a private conversation something that, once the coup had already begun, he announced publicly: it was none other than Fethullah Gulen’s sect which stood behind the downing of our plane and murder of our pilot. The US’ objective was embroiling Ankara and Moscow at a time when both countries were coming to an understanding. The plane and the death of the pilot were a tool of geopolitical intrigue. Meanwhile, the Americans understood that Erdogan’s positions, whom they wanted to replace with their direct protege, Davutoglu, would become shaky thanks to a boycott of Russia. Thus, two forces formed in Turkey: one of them was made up of conditional Kemalists, patriots who wanted to immediately restore relations with Russia and then pushed Erdogan to apologize, and the the Gulen sect and other purely pro-American structures who, on the contrary, did everything they could to prevent this.
When Melih Gokcek and I parted ways two hours before the coup, he said: “We underestimated the power of the parallel state that the Americans and Gulen’s supporters established inside Turkey. This was our mistake. But now we are going to fix it, the first step being new rapprochement with Moscow.”
When I was waiting for my flight to Moscow at the Ankara airport, I heard shots and explosions. The airport was shut down by soldiers and flights were canceled. The news spread that a coup was underway. People said that the military had rebelled against Erdogan. But it was immediately clear for me that the American agents in the mid-range, but influential positions of the army, i.e., Fethullah Gulen’s network, had opted for extreme measures. This was the last chance to kick out Erdogan, who, supported by the Kemalists, decided to break with Washington and turn to Eurasian politics, to Moscow. Many Turkish politicians then told me that Turkey was seriously considering exiting NATO and striving for a rapprochement with Moscow on security issues, so the American agents had only one way out: a coup. This is what the pro-American forces attempted to accomplish.
Uncertainty dragged on for one night. But by the morning, the patriotic forces of Turkey had quelled the mutiny. And what was before just a whisper immediately began to be announced from public podiums by not only the mayor of Ankara or the prime minister, but also by Erdogan himself: the coup was launched by the same forces who shot down the Russian plane. Nothing personal: just the parallel state, the paralel devlet.
But now nothing can hinder Turkey from leaving NATO, getting closer with Russia, and once and for all breaking off relations with those who wanted to overthrow the legitimate government. “Forward to the Moscow-Ankara Axis”, as my book released in Turkey 10 years ago was titled. Back then, I explicitly, like other times, ran ahead. But now history has caught up with this strategic idea.
Goodbye, you’ve been watching Dugin’s Pro-Turkish Guideline.
For many centuries, Russia and Turkey prevented each other from achieving their desired goals. Hence the numerous wars. If we pursue a common strategy, we can resolve all of our problems together by means of peace and strategic partnership. It was this alternative that the great Russian philosopher, Slavophile, and conservative, Konstantin Leontyev, so prophetically spoke of.”
LONDON, July 22. /TASS/. Turkish Armed Forces will undergo a rapid restructuring, Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan told Reuters on Thursday in what was his first interview with a foreign news media outlet after last Friday’s abortive state coup attempt,
He said a new coup was still possible but would be easy. “We are more vigilant,” he added.
“It is very clear that there were significant gaps and deficiencies in our intelligence, there is no point trying to hide it or deny it,” Erdogan said. “I told it to the head of national intelligence.”
He indicated the state of emergency declared in the wake of the coup attempt might be prolonged beyond the three-months period declared initially.
Erdogan said the death toll had risen to 246 people excluding the coup plotters and that 2,185 people had been wounded.
The Turkish troops on the bridges during the coup claimed to have been told it was just a drill. Except that they actually opened fire on civilians and possibly killed at least one
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DVORIKI VILLAGE (Vladimir region), July 22. /TASS/. The development of relations between Russia and Turkey will depend on their cooperation on Syria and on whether Turkey will take steps against those who use this country’s territory to finance terrorists in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
“Much will depend on how we will cooperate on the settlement of the Syrian crisis,” Lavrov said. “It happened so that when our aircraft was downed, we announced corresponding decisions to freeze contacts. During discussions of the Syrian crisis, we provided many facts that prove that Turkish territory is used for providing supplies to terrorists and sending militants to Syria. These facts remain on the table,” he added.
“Now that we’ve restored our relations, it will be hard to ignore what the facts that we provided, and we hope that our Turkish partners will now start answering these questions, will take measures to stop their territory being used for supporting the fratricidal war in Syria,” he concluded.
“We presented a lot of evidence that indicates that Turkey’s territory is widely used to finance terrorists and redeploy gunmen to Syria,” the minister told the Territory of Meanings on the Klyazma national educational youth forum. “Now that we have resumed our relations, it will be difficult to ignore the fact that our Turkish partners will have to answer these questions now, and not only answer, but also take steps, as they used their territory to support this fratricidal war.”
He noted that Turkey’s neighbors “realize that cooperation should be increasingly more based on trust and candor.”
“All the more so because the situation in Syria has changed over the past few months, and conditions are being created for defeating terrorists and launching a genuine intra-Syrian dialogue,” the minister said.
MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. Disagreements with Turkey on the Syrian settlement have not disappeared, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
“The problem issues that we notified UN Security Council about include supporting militants, transparency of the Turkish-Syrian border. They have not disappeared, they remain on the agenda,” Zakharova said.
Talking about how normalization of relations between Moscow and Ankara will affect Turkey’s position on Syria, the diplomat said Russia is doing everything possible “to talk with Turkish colleagues about the importance of working together at international platforms, especially in the framework of Syria Support Group.”
“We will continue convincing Turkey that constructive work on Syrian settlement is necessary,” she concluded.
Punishment for those downing Russian bomber
Moscow hopes that Ankara will meet the request for the most severe punishment for those responsible for Russian pilots’ death.
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“From the very beginning, we raised this issue before the Turkish side, emphasizing the need of a comprehensive and very serious investigation into that tragedy in the skies over Syria in November 2015,” the diplomat said. “We proceed on the basis that Ankara, especially since constructive changes have occurred in the bilateral relations, will fully meet the Russian side’s repeated request,” the diplomat said.
“It’s a very important question for us, a priority,” Zakharova said. According to her, the people who participated in that events and who caused or were directly responsible for the death of the Russian military serviceman, should suffer most severe punishment. This issue remains and it is a priority for us,” she said.
On Tuesday, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag confirmed the arrest of two pilots that downed Russia’s Su-24 jet in November 2015 in Syria, Haberturk TV channel reported. “The pilots that downed the Russian jet were arrested,” the TV channel quoted Bozdag as saying.
Moscow urges Turkey to remain committed to human rights observance
Moscow urges Turkey to act within the legal framework and observe human rights as regards those involved in the recent military coup attempt in Turkey, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, commenting on the Turkish prime minister’s statement on the suspension of the European Convention on Human Rights.
According to her, the processes underway in Turkey after the failed coup attempt “are forced,” she said.
According to Zakharova, with all the understanding of the events that have taken place in Turkey “human rights is a priority thing, it is necessary to remain committed to the human rights observance issues.”
Order to normalize relations with Turkey being implemented
The spokeswoman has stressed that the order of the Russian president to normalize relations between Moscow and Ankara is being actively implemented.
“We maintain contacts with Turkish colleagues between the foreign ministries. A meeting at the level of deputy foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey was recently held. The presidential order to normalize relations with Turkey is being implemented,” Zakharova said.
On June 27, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, told reporters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent Russian President Vladimir Putin a message in which he apologized for the downed Su-24 plane and “underscored the readiness to do everything possible for restoration of the traditionally friendly relations between Turkey and Russia.”
On June 29, the presidents had a telephone conversation – first in the past seven months, where they agreed to consider a meeting. After the conversation, Putin ordered the government to begin discussions with Ankara for resuming cooperation in trade and other spheres.
The Turkish Air Force’s F-16 fighter on November 24, 2015 shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber, involved in Russia’s antiterrorism operation in Syria, that Ankara claimed violated the country’s airspace on the border with Syria.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the Su-24M was above Syrian territory and “there was no violation of Turkey’s airspace.” Pilot Oleg Peshkov was killed by militants from the ground after ejecting, the second pilot was rescued and taken to the Russian base. The incident resulted in the severing of nearly all trade and economic ties between the two countries. Ankara refused to apologize for the downed jet and death of the pilot. Moscow put the blame for the incident on the Turkish authorities.
ANKARA, July 22. /TASS/. Turkey is ready to collaborate with a panel which the United States has proposed on the possible extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen suspected to be the mastermind of last week’s coup attempt, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
“Gulen must be extradited to Turkey and should not be able to flee to another country. We are ready to cooperate with the extradition commission, proposed by the United States, Gulen’s extradition process should not be drawn out over years, it can be solved within a short period of time,” he said.
Number of Russian troops in Syria may increase — Kremlin
Russian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 13:21 UTC+3
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on the Western media reports alleging that Russia has delivered airstrikes on a base in Syria used by the United States
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Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bomber
Russian strategic bombers deliver new strikes at IS militants in Syria
MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. The consultations on Syria between Russia, the US and the UN due to be held in Geneva next week are the result of a recent meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
“Of course, including thanks to this,” he said when asked whether the Geneva consultations can be seen as the result of talks between Putin and Kerry.
“In Moscow, the two sides discussed the need to intensify efforts, the need to accelerate the pace of peace-making efforts, so this is indeed happening,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
Peskov declined to comment on the agenda of the forthcoming talks saying that this question should be addressed to the Russian Foreign Ministry. “It is a meeting between the foreign minister and the secretary of state, so you should address this question to the Russian Foreign Ministry,” he said.
A source in the Russian Foreign Ministry earlier told TASS that consultations on Syria between Russia, the US and the UN are due to be held in Geneva on July 26-27.
According to Peskov, the prospects for increasing the number of troops of the Russian contingent in Syria remains.
“When the decision was made to cut the number of personnel of our aviation contingent in Syria, you remember the statement of both the president (of Russia) and the military, who said that the temporary infrastructure there (in Syria) remained and therefore the contingent could be increased very quickly, if necessary. This will be done in accordance with the relevant tasks”, the Kremlin official said.
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He readdressed all the follow-up questions on this matter to representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Peskov said, however, that “such prospects (for increasing the number of troops) were declared by the president rather long ago.
Peskov declined comment on Western media reports about alleged Russian strikes on US base in Syria.
He told reporters on Wednesday that “[the Kremlin] does not know about this incident, so there is nothing to comment on based on these newspaper reports. Once again, this issue should be addressed to the [Russian] Defense Ministry,” he said.
A number of media previously reported with reference to sources of The Wall Street Journal that the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered several airstrikes on a militant base in the southeast of Syria. According to the sources, the base is used not only by the Syrian opposition forces, but also by the US and UK military.
By Turkish standarts, this coup seems somewhat ‘moderate’.
Below from moonofalabama.org
The Turkish government has suspended or fired some 40,000 people. Nearly 10,000 were detained, most of which are military rank and file somehow involved in the coup. They will soon be free again. The people suspended and fired are only one percent of the 3,000,000 strong public workforce. An additional 27,000 private teachers had their licenses revoked. These are staff of Gülen’s charter schools which are now closed.
After the 1980 military coup in Turkey, (in a population half today’s size), the number of detained, fired, convicted and executed were on a much, much higher scale:
650,000 people were under arrest.
1,683,000 people were blacklisted.
230,000 people were tried in 210,000 lawsuits.
7,000 people were recommended for the death penalty.
517 persons were sentenced to death.
The military in 1980 brutally revolutionize the society and pressed it into a strict Kemalist, secular frame. One can see the current counter coup as an attempt to correct, or even undo that revolution.
Well, very interesting, to know the names and connections of the “Turkish Connection”, although nothing new under the sun on which there is an “International Fascist” with its stay behind terrorists groups like the “Grey Wolves” and some others, whose hub is in the US since the end of WWII, dedicated, primarily, to combat Communism as main and more belligerent enemy, as the rest of the population, fully and adequately deideologized, and therefore, aimless, it is much easier, not only to handle, but also to intimidate, through indiscriminate and widespread terrorist attacks so that they themselves will be those who ask loudly the desired “Fascist World Order”, since, not knowing the true history because of its process deideologization from childhood and primary school, become sheep who voluntarily go to the slaughter.
And nothing new either that all this fits well with the interests of Capitalism ( and is there where they, fascists connect in interests with the Clintons and not only but also with any other candidate, be it Democrat or Republican, as will be shown almost immediately by Trump if he wins the election ) in its death throes time, no surprise to anyone who has a minimum of Marxists training or simply wide open eyes and knows how to add 2 + 2.
Something that has not been reported here, not even by the knowledgeable Mr. Eliason, is that the first neighborhood that attempted to control those who gave the coup in Turkey was the “Gazi neighborhood”, the “red bastion”, a “neighborhood liberated” thanks to the self-organization and solidarity of their neighbors, of various creeds, even religious, to the neglect to what had been submitted by the Turkish government. An example for all in what to do to stop Fascism and ranging from resistance in the streets to the extent which could be necessary to reach, nothing different from the process followed by Novorussia after the fascist coup in Kiev.
I leave a very interesting article, in Spanish, from which I do not translate any excerpt because has no waste. Translate with a translator, please.
“The neighborhood” by El Territorio del Lince
What are we dealing with from Turkey and the Gulen movement: an Aliens vs Predators dilemma – whose side we’re reluctant to root for?
On one hand, you have Erdogan’s grand ambition of restoring the Ottoman Empire and the re-establishment of the Sunni Caliphate of the Islamic world, and, on the other hand, you have Gulen’s grand ambition of uniting the Turkic nationalities across Asia under a total Islamic dominion.
Caught in the middle of these crazy grand schemes of two madmen are everyone else in that great stretch of land.
I don`t agree with your conclusion, that the US affered Turkey support means it has nothing to do with Coup,
You believe the US has no knowledge that a Coup is going to take place in a NATO member state, you are far from the reality. The US probably knows what the Turkish Government ministers are having for breakfast each morning, The Fish normally start stinking from the HEAD, and the HEAD is outside Turkey, but not Glen, nor the US.
The other point is the CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG, the chinese know about this GAME years ago, and they will crush any nationalism filth that get grow on their turf as they did in Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 . Now with communication advancement , in mobile smart phones , people spread the truth quicker than super sonic sound. China will become the super that will put the world order back for peace and more violence