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Sultan's secret police overlooked the "gray lieutenant colonels"

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The failed military coup in Turkey ran out as fast as it began. And the point here is not that the Turks are ardent supporters of direct democracy and do not accept such a change of regime. And not even in the popular protest of citizens whom Erdogan called for to go under the bullets of the rebels and defend the constitution. The insurgents failed - the forces did not calculate, however, the sultan's secret police failed.


Erdogan disappeared for several hours

“For the larger units, they simply would not have been able to give any order without encountering in response to a reasonable question: who are you anyway?”

The attempt of a military coup in Turkey choked by the morning, despite the fact that in the first hours the insurgents acted quite decisively, especially in Ankara. It seemed that they were working “according to the textbook”: the buildings of the general staff and the government, the main channel of the government television, the editorial board of the largest pro-presidential newspaper were seized, social networks, cellular communications and broadcasting of foreign television channels in Turkish were partially blocked (BBC, Euronews and CCN) . In Istanbul, the largest airport is blocked, and then traffic is blocked on two bridges over the Bosphorus, and at first only in one direction (it was impossible to move from the European part of the city to the Asian, where military facilities are located), and then finally. Armored blocked parliament. Captured the headquarters of the ruling party.
For several hours Erdogan disappeared. Then it turned out that he was on holiday in Bodrum at some sanatorium called the “safe place.” While he was gone and the most exalted commentators practiced studying the globe to find a place where the Turkish president, quarreling with almost the whole world around, could get asylum, several of his advisers (most actively Hasimi), Prime Minister Yildirim and, which is paradoxical, liberal, and not moderately Islamist-minded journalists.

The main broadcasters of the government’s point of view were not the national TV channels and the media, but the “globalist” ones, primarily CNN Turk. At the same time, Erdogan and his entourage learned phenomenally quickly the word democracy and simple rules for its use on the world media. Hasimi and Yıldırım called on everyone to support not President Erdogan and his political position, but the democratic structure of the Turkish state, which “bequeathed to the great Atatürk”.

At some point, CNN’s Turkish employees phoned Skype to Erdogan and broadcast his message to the people live directly from the smartphone screen. Erdogan also pressed not on some of his own views and ideals, but on the fact that 52% of voters voted for him in the last election, therefore, he was lawfully elected, and the military were trampling on democracy. In this context, his appeal to the people to take to the streets under the bullets of the rebels “to defend democracy” did not look so cannibalistic, and this position was quickly picked up by the “great” CNN.

Now many will be tempted to explain the failure of the insurrection by “popular protest” and Turkish society’s rejection of military coups and dictatorships, which on average occur in this country once in 10 – 15 years. Supporters of “active citizens” street actions, as it were, received a solid argument in defense of “direct democracy”, which can supposedly stop the largest military machine in Europe and the Middle East in a few hours, and vice versa - it seems that non-violently to overthrow any regime that is not too democratic.

That is not necessary. It was not so

Rebels just turned out to be small. From the very beginning, when the insurgency became publicly visible, from the very beginning, when the Sultan Mehmet Fatih bridge in Istanbul was half-billed from some part of the 2 Army Corps, the question hung in the air: who is in charge of all this? To the naked eye, it was clear that there was no chain of command. In and around Istanbul (at the Gallipoli base, for example), there is a giant army grouping from all points of view: the two-force 1 field army with a total strength of about 120 thousand troops, from which the 3 army corps is directly under command of the armored division NATO. And in the largest and most important city of Turkey, only a few “Sparks” (tank + armored personnel carriers) chaotically moved, several of which were easily captured by the “simple people”, who, in full accordance with the peculiarities of the national character, began jumping on armor and waving flags, chanting speeches about democracy and Erdogan (I still do not understand how they are still connected with each other). "Capture groups" of important objects consisted of a maximum of 10 people under the command of officers of the rank from captain to lieutenant colonel.

Sultan's secret police overlooked the "gray lieutenant colonels"


Things went better in Ankara, but no objective information came from there, except for active participation in the rebellion. aviation, which caused reasonable questions to the Air Force commander General Mehmet Erten. But when it became clear that the chief of the General Staff, Hulusi Akar, was taken hostage, the situation began to clear up. Moreover, in Ankara, one of the main targets that was attacked from the air was the headquarters of MIT - the infamous intelligence and counterintelligence, stronghold and support of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the main "hater".
Among the leadership of the rebellion there was no one more senior than the colonel. Now, with the suggestion of Erdogan and Yıldırım, the instigator of the military coup attempt is called the retired colonel Muharrem Köse, a former adviser to the minister of defense, allegedly dismissed for contacting the party of Imam Abdullah Gulen. Colonel Mehmet Oguz Akkush, Colonel Erkan Agyn and Major Dogan Uysal included in the Peace Council organized by the rebels. The whole company did what it could: it tried to seize power in an extremely militarized country with no more than an armored battalion and a pair of helicopter units. For the larger units, they simply could not have given any order without encountering in response to a reasonable question: who are you anyway?

There is evidence that Muharrem Köse was killed, and along with him in an exchange of fire with police and special forces at the building of the general staff in Ankara, 16 lieutenant colonels were also killed. One would like to call all this “the rebellion of the gray lieutenant colonels,” but after the active participants in the insurgency, 29 colonels and five generals are now removed from their posts, and this is only the beginning.

So big things are not done, dear

After the “Ergenekon” case (arrest in 2003 – 2004), more than 200 were high-ranking officers, famous politicians, journalists, public figures and lawyers who allegedly prepared a military coup and were also going to remove Erdogan) historically formed the officer’s structure army corps. This was done both by the hands of MIT, and through the promotion of Erdogan’s party supporters and the practice of “moderate Islamism” to officer positions. This eroded the officer corps, and finally it was eroded to such an extent that the role of the army as guarantor of a secular state and centralized power, which was really bequeathed by Ataturk, was reduced to zero. So much so that graduates of schools imam khatyb without special professional officer training were appointed to captain and major posts, especially in the provinces (in Turkey, universal military service, military service is considered an honorable duty, "deviators" are subject to obstruction, and therefore any a man in the country has the skills of military training). The army was embroiled in a tedious and low-prestigious civil war in eastern Anatolia against the Kurds, and in recent years also in Syria. Moreover, officers' purges were campaigning in nature, people were fired or discriminated against for inadvertently speaking a word, either by denunciation or by MIT.

Counterintelligence has created for itself the image of an omnipotent mechanism for monitoring the situation in the country, and especially in the army. At the same time, when Erdogan came to power, it was MIT who was the first to undergo total cleaning, and not so much on the basis of ideology, but rather on the “professional origin of the employees”. All employees and foreign intelligence (directorate of foreign operations), and especially counterintelligence, once recruited into the special services from the field army were cleaned in dozens. As a result, the proportion of MIT employees with a military background dropped from 35% to negligible 4,5%.
The fact is that all the previous four military coups in Turkey, when the army, "according to Ataturk's precepts," "corrected" the presumptuous secular authorities, were in practice organized by MIT and its predecessor, the National Security Service. They took upon themselves both the practical side of the organization of the coup and formulated priorities.

For example, in 1960, the fight against corruption (the prime minister and ministers of finance and foreign affairs were simply hanged), in 1971, the “restoration of order” and the suppression of radical local terrorism and the excesses of all against everyone (communists, Trotskyists, bektashei, pro-Albanian radicals , Sufis), in 1980, also the cessation of political violence.

At the end of 70, Turkey stood on the verge of a civil war between right and left political forces, before martial law was introduced by generals Kenan Evren several dozen people were killed in street clashes. There is an opinion that this war was a manifestation of a “hybrid war” (although there was no such term then) between the USA and the USSR for Turkey, although the reality is, of course, more complicated.

Finally, in 1997, the army forced the government of Islamist Erbakan to resign and rewrote the laws of the country, making them even more secular.

Erdogan not only reformed MIT, he allowed the approximate counterintelligence officers, people from his party who did not have a military past, to turn the once influential organization almost into a private shop. It has become common practice to recruit relatives at MIT; in the provinces, service in counterintelligence became almost a family business, which contributed to the creation of a “personal devotional regime” and an Erdogan personality cult. At the same time, the counterintelligence functions grew immensely, and it became unhealthy to compete with police intelligence, that is, it turned into essentially the secret police of the sultan.

MIT was also responsible for ensuring the foreign policy, if I may say so, Erdogan doctrine. This structure is engaged in trade weapons, supports Islamist and semi-Islamist groups in Syria, "develops" the Kurds and drives crude oil across the border. This is not to mention the usual petty corruption, which is simply given to the hereditary and "closely related" counterintelligence at the mercy.

Such an exciting life at some point played with MIT the usual unfunny joke in these circumstances. They no longer have enough time to fulfill their main function: to look after the army, especially after the defeat of the network of conspirators "Ergenikon" to the skies raised the authority of Erdogan and his entourage. The president even initiated several demonstration processes over the conspirators of the past decades in order to finally humiliate and crush the remnants of the professional officer corps. For example, in 2012, 94-year-old Gen. Kenan Evren, who stopped the civil war of the end of 70, was brought to trial. He received a life sentence and died in the 2015 year. And this monstrous act got off Erdogan.



And now MIT frankly missed the "gray lieutenant colonels." It is possible to trace such a semi-handmade conspiracy of the “battalion level” more difficult than endlessly listening to senior officers of the general staff and hanging each brothel with cameras. But after the recent events, the MIT building in Ankara, into which the angry helicopter pilots, evidently slapped several NURSs out of a sense of revenge, can no longer be restored, and the organization itself can be dismissed right up to the accountants. It is clear that Erdogan will now concentrate on the complete dispersal of the army, for which he will need human counterintelligence potential, but in an ideal society, the authority of both the Turkish president and his entourage and counterintelligence must fall to the freezing point.

You can shoot busts of Ataturk

But even more unpleasant consequences await the very idea of ​​Turkish statehood. In principle, it is already now possible to start removing Ataturk busts from pedestals of varying degrees of artistic value, which reproachfully look at you in Turkey almost everywhere (well, except perhaps it is an all-exclusive resort area). The system that Kemal Pasha, Inonu, and others invented from scratch to save the remnants of the Ottoman people from a monstrous defeat, ordered to live long. Ataturk ordered the Sufis to be hanged on pillars right where they met a person in characteristic clothes, and now almost Bektashi and Mevlevites are a separate political force. Atatürk’s army was both a closed corporation for officers and a social integration school for provincial boys from the poor families of Eastern Anatolia. Now it is the patrimony of Imam-Khatibov dropouts. The authority of power under Ataturk and Inony and the authoritarianism of Erdogan with his public democracy differ as the Moon and the Sun. And taking advantage of the moment, Erdogan will finish off Ataturk’s republic in its very foundations.

And it will be a completely different Turkey. And not only by its internal structure, but also by the nature of foreign policy behavior. The Greek army at night from 15 to 16 July bristled, of course, by inertia and the habit of looking east through the scope. But the very fact of such events in a country that claims to be a regional leader and breaks completely and alone into European structures can change the very place that Turkey Erdogan, in contrast to Turkey Ataturk, is in the world political system.

The euphoria of Erdogan’s victory touts everyone around

Hysteria behavior, strange traits of Erdogan's character - not some of its unique feature. The exaggerated nature of emotions, behavior on the verge of anguish is a birth trauma of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern peoples. And now Erdogan and his 52% of voters will easily capture the euphoria of victory, the results of which (euphoria, not victory) haunt everyone around - from Kurds to Greeks with all the stops in Syria.
The “gray lieutenant colonels” did not have any political idea, unless, of course, it was assumed that they simply did not have time to make it public. But they had time, they somehow controlled the state building, even if they were physically in the number of ten soldiers headed by a major. But among them there was no one who could cope with the organization of the live broadcast. And no one who could be shown in this live broadcast accusation of Erdogan or some kind of ideological construction of a military coup. Because we just do not know what they wanted, except to dislodge the annoying president. And therefore you can safely forget the strange reasoning that Erdogan, they say, went to reconciliation with Russia, and no one knows what to expect from the lieutenant colonels. And, they say, the military specifically shot down a Russian bomber in order to substitute the "good" Erdogan for breaking up with Moscow.

But it was Erdogan and his ministers who poked every five centimeters of airspace that technically crossed Russian planes a couple of times before everything happened. These were the people of Erdogan who armed the Turkomans, brought oil, traded weapons, falsified the facts and supplied Al-Nusru with projectiles, setting it at Kurds. It is with the sanction of Erdogan several times a month Turkish “Phantoms” enter the Greek islands, imitating a bomb attack. It is he who personally bargains with Europe, then openly threatens the unfortunate Old World with another Great Migration. It is his Foreign Minister Chavushoglu who cherishes the dream of restoring the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans through multimillion-dollar injections and the “restoration of Turkish cultural values” in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, in Bulgaria and Albania.

A military coup, of course, is unconstitutional by definition. The ideologized American and European systems of foreign-policy thinking were perceived by him in precisely this way, and it is difficult to criticize them for it. But Turkey is a special country, to transfer to it automatically some global ideological constructions of European origin and European thinking, to put it mildly, is wrong. There, only in 1920, cinemas were allowed, and people lost consciousness when they saw moving pictures on the wall. There, an exaggerated attitude to the printed word, just like in the USSR and Russia, journalists and writers are the real rulers of thoughts. There, the system of behavior and speech is only slightly powdered with a pan-European and secular bloom, and in general has not changed since the time of the Ottomans. And with this givenness must be considered. Especially now, when the very state system of Turkey will change before our eyes, and public sentiment will finally shift to extremely radical flanks. And no one is better: neither Erdogan, nor the lieutenant colonels, nor Gülen, if he really was involved in the coup attempt, although it looks very doubtful.
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  1. Baloo
    Baloo 19 July 2016 15: 33
    +1
    So stupidly and mediocre Americans could have made coups in Africa, but not in Turkey. It looks like a black mark for rapprochement with Russia.
    1. Vend
      Vend 19 July 2016 15: 57
      +7
      Quote: Balu
      So stupidly and mediocre Americans could have made coups in Africa, but not in Turkey. It looks like a black mark for rapprochement with Russia.

      But is this an American staging, that’s the question? I remember a similar thing happened with us under Gorbachev. The support of the people was needed. That Gorbachev, that Erdogan was treated with the support they needed. We then scooped up myopia for the full program from Gorbachev. What will happen in Turkey, we will see soon. And one more nuance. France before the coup closed all its diplomatic missions. I do not think the United States would have warned the French. A lot of questions raise this attempted coup.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 19 July 2016 16: 43
        +1
        Vend

        I would correct you. It needed the non-intervention of the people.

        In coups, democracy is inappropriate. Intervention of different opinions exacerbates the situation. Therefore, one-man management. Therefore a leader, therefore a dictator. M. Gaddafi to you as an example.
        1. NIKNN
          NIKNN 19 July 2016 17: 45
          +4
          Questions, questions, questions ...
          We find out when the resolution of issues will occur, and now only to speculate, and even then only on the topic ...
          Was there a boy (coup)? Yes there was.
          Why failed? Betrayed. The experience of coups they do not occupy.
          Who benefits? Yes, everyone. One to collapse, the other vice versa. Who are alone? Apart from the participants (pawns), everything from the USA and the EU can be listed. Who are the others? Yes, the same plus Erdogan with the clan.
          That's the point of reasoning, we are waiting for life to put everything in its place. One thing is clear, that is not the end. One fleet is worth it.
          1. cniza
            cniza 19 July 2016 18: 48
            +4
            Quote: NIKNN
            Questions, questions, questions ...
            .



            Indeed, some questions and a lot of docks, but I'm afraid of the truth, we will never know.
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      2. bovig
        bovig 19 July 2016 19: 39
        0
        Quote: Wend
        Quote: Balu
        So stupidly and mediocre Americans could have made coups in Africa, but not in Turkey. It looks like a black mark for rapprochement with Russia.

        But is this an American staging, that’s the question? I remember a similar thing happened with us under Gorbachev. The support of the people was needed. That Gorbachev, that Erdogan was treated with the support they needed. We then scooped up myopia for the full program from Gorbachev. What will happen in Turkey, we will see soon. And one more nuance. France before the coup closed all its diplomatic missions. I do not think the United States would have warned the French. A lot of questions raise this attempted coup.

        Perhaps this is a "Turkish gambit" ...))) Let's say that the one who assumed that he was playing his own game, unnoticed for himself, turns out to be an element (scenario within a scenario) of someone else's counterplay ... Which, judging by the results, is more likely! And if we assume that Erdogan was ready for such a development of events and allowed his initiation in order to finally identify and obtain a legal reason for a tough response? To think and guess, not knowing for sure all the details and "little things" (in which the devil is hidden) - what to guess on the coffee grounds ...))
    2. Mikado
      Mikado 19 July 2016 15: 58
      0
      Quote: Balu
      So stupidly and mediocre Americans could have made coups in Africa, but not in Turkey. It looks like a black mark for rapprochement with Russia.

      If these are the Americans, then, along the way, the goal is to completely shake the region. And all the objects in our underbelly. Ukraine was rocked, Syria, too, ISIS was "created", the Saudis are now in graters with Yemen, there is still relatively prosperous Turkey, where there is enough of its own fool. In reality, they are looking for a weak spot in the peculiarities of the government of this or that country, and they hit it there, the rest is completed by the country's population itself. Now the amer can only throw firewood, so to speak. It's not fun somehow .. what
      1. Diana Ilyina
        Diana Ilyina 19 July 2016 16: 15
        +13
        Quote: Mikado
        If they are Americans, then, along the way, the goal is to completely rock the region.


        I strongly doubt they are Americans. Too clumsy even for them. Here the saying is rather right: look for someone who benefits from it! And this fire show is beneficial for only one person - Erdogan ... The "coup" did not have time to come to naught, and already massive repressions among judges and civil administration at all levels, I generally keep quiet about the military! Erdogan cleared the area for himself, and cleaned it up decently. Even tomorrow he can declare himself the Sultan of All Turkey and declare about the restoration of the Great Port, no one will even cry there. The only question is, how long will the Sultan with the paralyzed army now hold out ?!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 19 July 2016 16: 36
          0
          Quote: Diana Ilyina
          Even though tomorrow he can declare himself the sultan of all Turkey and declare the restoration of the Great Port, no one will even pickle there. The only question is, how long will the sultan with a paralyzed army last now ?!

          Do you suppose his roof has completely swam? Then there will certainly not be anything good.
          1. Diana Ilyina
            Diana Ilyina 19 July 2016 16: 46
            +11
            Quote: Mikado
            Do you suppose his roof has completely swam? Then there will certainly not be anything good.


            As far as I can tell, he has obvious problems with the roof. At least, all his actions speak of his inappropriate behavior. Take the same shot down Su-24 ... What did Erdogan achieve with this and what did he want to achieve ?! To annoy Russia for actions in Syria ?! Absolutely stupid and short-sighted act for a politician. Revenge could have been much more effective and adequate. So, in my opinion, he has obvious problems with his head. Although it must be admitted that the farce with the "coup", although it was carried out clumsily, but achieved its goal, Erdogan's hands were completely untied, which was required!
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 19 July 2016 17: 40
              0
              [/ quote = Diana Ilyina]
              Quote: Mikado
              An absolutely stupid and short-sighted act for a politician. Revenge could have been much more effective and adequate. So, in my opinion, he has obvious problems with his head. Although it must be admitted that the farce with the "coup", although it was carried out clumsily, but achieved its goal, Erdogan's hands were completely untied, which was required!

              Initially, it was stupid to be friends with barmaleys because of free oil. But there the east is a delicate matter. And the mentality is different. We’ll wait and see what happens next. Each self-confident scarecrow who imagines himself a dictator, as a rule, ended poorly.
          2. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 19 July 2016 20: 09
            +1
            Quote: Mikado
            Quote: Diana Ilyina
            Even though tomorrow he can declare himself the sultan of all Turkey and declare the restoration of the Great Port, no one will even pickle there. The only question is, how long will the sultan with a paralyzed army last now ?!

            Do you suppose his roof has completely swam? Then there will certainly not be anything good.

            And what about the roof? Zugzwang, it seems so spelled.
      2. Baloo
        Baloo 20 July 2016 06: 08
        0
        Your koment, perhaps the most accurately describes the situation. Respect. hi
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 19 July 2016 15: 58
      0
      "Mnogabukff" about a coup, as much in the whole Turkish history over the past 100 years. I would like to ask the author, what is actually happening in Turkey now? Without sultans and Kemals.laughing
    4. Temples
      Temples 19 July 2016 16: 05
      +1
      And no one is better: neither Erdogan, nor lieutenant colonels, nor Gulen, if he really was involved in the attempted coup, although it looks very doubtful.


      Familiar notes !!!
      He wanted to dunk himself.
      As familiar in Ukraine.
      There, too, they themselves burned and killed.
      And the management of events from America is of course doubtful:
      - And we have nothing to do with it., nothing to do with!!!

      It’s he who is personally haggling with Europe, then openly threatening miserable old world

      Straight innocent goats graze, and then the wolves ran ...
    5. g1v2
      g1v2 19 July 2016 17: 00
      +3
      Yes, no, the plan was quite competent. Just the key point of the plan was - the elimination of Erdogan. It would be possible and everything would go smoothly. But it did not work out and all the high-ranking leaders and participants in the conspiracy began to change their shoes on the go. So it turned out that in addition to the performers who were already withdrawn, the rest began to jump. Apparently, those generals, of whom the type was taken hostage, were the leaders of the uprising. These are the chief of staff, the commander in chief of the air force and navy, the leadership of the second army, and so on. But here Erdogan was lucky in that the commander of the first army stood up for him. It is possible that he was a member of the conspiracy, but decided to make a career leap. I think he will be the next chief of the General Staff. So, the European part of the country, which was controlled by the first army and became the support of Erdic. Plus, he was the mayor of Istanbul, he was able to gain a foothold there and begin to raise the lower strata of the population - the poor, religious, illiterate and who are his main electorate. Well, then the right parts began to crush all competitors. Gulen was most likely in a conspiracy, but not a leader. Still, the leader seemed to be the chief of staff. In general, the putsches ran and they began to be caught and soaked. But the Yankees were clearly aware and the NATO structures in Turkey were also implicated. In general, everything is in our favor and you can safely chew popcorn and watch action. hi
      1. Diana Ilyina
        Diana Ilyina 19 July 2016 17: 17
        +9
        Quote: g1v2
        Yes, no, the plan was quite competent. Just the key point of the plan was - the elimination of Erdogan. It would be possible and everything would go smoothly.


        If the information I heard is correct, then eliminating Erdogan was a piece of cake. His plane was accompanied by TWO F-16 "rebels" ... What prevented the pilots from shooting down Erdogan's board ?! That's right, nothing but an order to shoot down the board, but on the contrary to ensure its complete safety!

        The information is of course extremely contradictory, but the facts are stubborn things. And the facts just say that all this "putsch" is in the hands of only Erdogan and no one else! Everyone is a loser except him. So draw your conclusions ...
        1. avt
          avt 19 July 2016 17: 54
          +1
          Quote: Diana Ilyina
          If the information I heard is correct, then eliminating Erdogan was a piece of cake. His plane was accompanied by TWO F-16 "rebels" ... What prevented the pilots from shooting down Erdogan's board ?! That's right, nothing but an order to shoot down the board, but on the contrary to ensure its complete safety!

          Maladess! good laughing And now for those who say by type
          Quote: siberalt
          "Mnogabukff" about a coup, as much in the whole Turkish history over the past 100 years. I would like to ask the author, what is actually happening in Turkey now? Without sultans and Kemals.

          Was there something similar in some other country, say, at the end of the last century ??? Well, according to the recollections of some members of the State Emergency Committee, the deceased Varennikov demanded the arrest of Yeltsin, Pavlov was sent to Granddaughter, to meet "Yeltsin, and he took it and landed in Kubinka, and then to the dacha with the type of group "A" on the tail, left from the chase ... and still GONE! laughingNot far from the truth - within sight of the order sent for him with the order to protect. wassat
    6. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 July 2016 18: 17
      0
      Quote: Balu
      So stupidly and mediocre Americans could have made coups in Africa, but not in Turkey. It looks like a black mark for rapprochement with Russia.

      I can either calm you down, or upset you, at your choice. USA, Gulen did not smell there. Erdogan did everything "herself, herself." See what they write in the news. England, Italy, Turkey and ours on thin legs. They say that in decent houses, coups are not staged for the massacre (I wonder how they arrange the massacre in decent houses?). Erdogan is tactically all in white, legitimate, and if someone turns his head off, please understand and forgive. And strategically he lost Europe and perspective, which means the future. (He's gone now. A year or two)
  2. Abbra
    Abbra 19 July 2016 15: 36
    +1
    Modern Erdogan Turkey is only a small bulge on the skin. We will also see a large abscess and a giant wound, and then rot will flood ...
  3. arane
    arane 19 July 2016 15: 37
    +5
    I do not know. What happened in Turkey is clearly beneficial to Erdogan.
    SchA, under the guise of all those who are objectionable, will multiply by zero.
    1. Diana Ilyina
      Diana Ilyina 19 July 2016 16: 24
      +10
      Quote: arane
      I do not know. What happened in Turkey is clearly beneficial to Erdogan.
      SchA, under the guise of all those who are objectionable, will multiply by zero.


      Here I am about the same. And actually multiply. I strongly doubt that parliament will not approve the return of the death penalty. Erdogan already realized that the EU threw him, and accordingly he did not care about the bleating of Mogherini and other gayrope monges that with the introduction of the death penalty, Turkey will never join the EU. Firstly, from the EU, like a rat, Great Britain rushed, and this is no longer a bell, it’s alarm. Secondly, Erdogan completely unties his hands with this revolution. Thirdly, the death penalty practically gives him the power of the Sultan, whom he dreams of so much. So he spit on the EU, how to give a drink.
      1. Koresh
        Koresh 19 July 2016 16: 37
        0
        And the migrants will rush to the EU again, and here the stalemate for Frau of all Europe Merkel to follow the principles of the union or to bend. Only this time, migrants prepared by the Turkish secret services will flood, because as we know someone very vengeful is sitting at the post of sultan in Ankara.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 July 2016 20: 15
      0
      Quote: arane
      I do not know. What happened in Turkey is clearly beneficial to Erdogan.
      SchA, under the guise of all those who are objectionable, will multiply by zero.

      What a nuisance, it requires the death penalty to be introduced and has removed 5 members of the Supreme Judicial Council. Now the law has flowed and bloodsucker, anyone who has a word against Erdogan.
  4. ilya_oz
    ilya_oz 19 July 2016 15: 39
    +5
    Not rebellion, but staging.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 19 July 2016 19: 01
      0
      A very convenient way is to sweep away all those who are not comfortable.
      1. Yuri Y.
        Yuri Y. 19 July 2016 19: 32
        +1
        Quote: ilya_oz
        Not rebellion, but staging.

        Well, I think it's not quite a statement, you can always find dissatisfied. Moreover, historically, the military has always set rules there. I believe that the title of the article is absolutely incorrect. They simply provoked these people to a rash step and step by step their actions were known. Those. the secret police knew everything. The provocation is seen in the suddenness of action and unfounded hopes (connecting someone else).
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 July 2016 20: 17
      0
      Quote: ilya_oz
      Not rebellion, but staging.

      I wrote this yesterday. Erdogan pret.
  5. Redricshuhart
    Redricshuhart 19 July 2016 15: 42
    +1
    Hardly, rather the army tried to follow the path set by the great Turk and end the Islamization of Turkey.
    1. arane
      arane 19 July 2016 16: 03
      +2
      I agree. Most likely, Erdogan knew everything in advance and they were used in the dark. Now his hands are untied. Well done, what else to say
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 July 2016 20: 22
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      Quote: RedricShuhart
      Hardly, rather the army tried to follow the path set by the great Turk and end the Islamization of Turkey.

      You confused the army and 350 people. in the shape of. These are the lambs to the slaughter. Yes, there are many such people in the army, but by chance the special services of Erdogan chose these, brought them in and set them up. Cut off their heads - another science. Erdogan despises and hates the army, he has special services on it. So they live.
  6. Berber
    Berber 19 July 2016 15: 47
    +1
    In my opinion, Eugene you greatly complicated everything. Judging by what is happening at the moment, the United States put their hand there. Therefore, they attended to the fate of nuclear weapons in Turkey. The United States does not need an independent Erdogan, they need it unconditionally to be anti-Russian and anti-Syrian. And it is advisable to enter into direct confrontation, which is completely unprofitable for Turkey.
  7. avvg
    avvg 19 July 2016 15: 52
    +1
    In my opinion, Erdogan is back on horseback, now Turkey, when Washington is to blame for all their sins, could become Russia's strategic ally.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 July 2016 15: 53
    +6
    Erdogan seems to have won the tram ticket jackpot. He turned the unsuccessful, poorly organized putsch into a PERSONAL victory and the path to transformations that he could only dream of before. One joy - it is NOT ETERNAL.
  9. Koresh
    Koresh 19 July 2016 16: 11
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    I think Erdogan is waiting for more than one attempt on life now. Perhaps we will witness a new Islamist Turkey in which Erdogan will be the new Sultan, or still a new flame of conflict will flare up (the Kurdish do not think so, and it burns in the Turks there).
  10. Army soldier2
    Army soldier2 19 July 2016 16: 16
    -1
    Very interesting analysis - thanks to the author!
    I want to add that the purge of the army was not limited to 2003-2004 for years. She actually walked so far. And Erdogan cleaned out all the senior and senior officers who could potentially threaten his course.
    Thinking that Erdogan had information about the upcoming coup and its scale and managed to turn everything to his advantage. It is unlikely that the conspirators were complete idiots, they skillfully counteracted.
  11. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 19 July 2016 16: 28
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    The answer to the question "who organized the putsch?" in the outcome of the coup itself. Erdogan and his special services, by means of agents (in my opinion), involved a number of senior officers in this adventure, appointed hour X, outlined local tasks in general terms and left them to their fate. This hypothesis explains a lot, from why there were no program statements from the putschists (namely, the coups d'etat begin with this), the small number of forces that accepted in the putsch, the flight and return of Erdogan and the speed of localization of the putschists. The goal is one, to get rid of the vacillating officers, to try to rally the people around Erdogan and his regime against the background of the putsch - both points have been successfully completed. We walked through the corps of judges for the company - judge for yourself how the judges in such numbers (about 3 thousand people) could take part in the coup ...
    Regarding the participation of Americans in the organization of the coup, in my opinion this is nonsense. I will explain that the US special services do not work so stupidly, everything is too childishly furnished. They knew did not know - another question, (ears probably stuck out).
  12. Lyton
    Lyton 19 July 2016 16: 51
    +1
    I’m poorly versed in the domestic political situation in Turkey, but in theory the military had to first wet the fart, and then explain to the citizens how bad he was, on the basis of any facts, and so they ran, they flew after him and to no avail, now he will do the ax with them, or maybe he thought it himself?
    1. Khariton
      Khariton 19 July 2016 18: 08
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      Quote: Lyton
      I’m poorly versed in the domestic political situation in Turkey, but in theory the military had to first wet the fart, and then explain to the citizens how bad he was, on the basis of any facts, and so they ran, they flew after him and to no avail, now he will do the ax with them, or maybe he thought it himself?

      The sekir Baska makes specifically .. For 3 hours, lists of arrests of 10 military compiled! It’s profitable for Russia in any way, if I started to swear from the USA ... And it will be seen .. We live in interesting times, men, we’ll swing the west slowly (revenge for the collapse of the USSR ..?)))
      Well, a bit of humor ..))))
  13. dvs73
    dvs73 19 July 2016 18: 35
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    the wrong teachers were chosen for this ... porridge
  14. aba
    aba 19 July 2016 19: 48
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    the military deliberately shot down a Russian bomber in order to substitute the “good” Erdogan for breaking relations with Moscow.

    But it was Erdogan and his ministers who poked every five centimeters of airspace that technically crossed Russian planes a couple of times, even before it all happened.

    Already in the news it was said that the pilot who shot down a Russian plane was among the instigators of the rebellion and was arrested. Thus, Erodgan not only received carte blanche for the final cleansing of the army, and a convenient opportunity to lower the ends in the water with the plane: if the moratorium on the death penalty is lifted, and it is lifted, the pilot will be the first to go to the expense.