Skip to comments.Turkey says its global dragnet has seized dozens of its citizens in 18 countries
Posted on 04/06/2018 7:16:09 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
Turkeys intelligence agency has seized at least 80 Turkish nationals from multiple countries as part of its efforts to hunt suspects with alleged links to a 2016 coup attempt, a senior Turkish official said Thursday.
Speaking to a private news channel, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Turkish agents had launched operations in 18 countries to pursue members of the Gulen movement, which Turkey blames for the attempted coup. He said some of the operations including in Bulgaria and Malaysia had been previously reported, but he did not name any other countries. He also did not identify the 80 suspects he said were apprehended.
At its peak, the now-embattled Gulen movement, founded by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, ran a vast network of clinics, schools and foundations, but it has also been accused by the government of infiltrating the Turkish police and the judiciary. The coup attempt was executed on a summer night in 2016, with a rogue faction of the military hijacking fighter jets, tanks and helicopters in an attack on the government.
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One way would be to take the US, AND ALL US TRADE, MONEY AND SUPPORT, out of Turkey, .... AND NATO.
It wasn’t a coup per se, but an attempt to restore democratic rule. The Islamist fascists won out and Turkey is now a terrorist state.
All the Turks I have met over my lifetime despise the extreme brand of Islam practiced by the current dictator and admire the brand tolerated by Ataturk.
It was a false flag event engineered on Erdogan’s command using double agents he had inside the supposed “coup” plotters. It was done so he would have a cause for which to round up every possible kind of opposition.
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