TAP – Thousands of judges removed. Officers arrested. All very quick. You might imagine there was a list ready for the go signal.
Gordon Logan – The dropping of the mininuke outside the Turkish Parliament strongly suggests Neocon involvement, more specifically US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who’s as mad as a hatter. Erdogan has already accused the Americans. He has been cozying up to Putin and Assad, which won’t have pleased the Washington psychopaths.
A Turkish minister accused the US authorities of organizing a military coup attempt in Turkey, Haberturk TV reported.
Turkish Labor Minister Süleyman Soylu claimed that Washington is behind the attempted coup in Turkey.
Movement in and out of the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey has been closed by local military authorities. The NATO base stores US tactical nuclear weapons.
“Local authorities are denying movements on to and off of Incirlik Air Base. The power there has also been cut,” the US consulate in Adana said in a message.
“Please avoid the air base until normal operations have been restored,” it added. No further details were provided.
According to CNN, airspace over the area has also been closed and power to the facility has been cut.
The closure of the airspace has reportedly led to a halt in US air strikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). CNN was told by sources that the Turkish authorities did make an exception for US aircraft that had already been deployed on missions before the airspace was shut and allowed them to land at the base.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday that several servicemen at Incirlik Air Base were detained on coup attempt links in a result of the ongoing special operation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday that several servicemen at Incirlik Air Base were detained on coup attempt links in a result of the ongoing special operation.
NUKES stored at
Incirlik Air Base
There is an accusation that a small one was delivered by air to the Turkish parliament.
A real coup would have accused him of rigging elections, cosying up to Israel, accepting bribes from Saudi monarchists, peddling ISIS’s stolen oil in partnership with his son and Barzani, the Kurdish strongman and, most insidious of all; killing the ‘golden goose’ by losing the EU Visa deal due to Brexit.
We have noted Erdogan’s role in:
- aiding in the terror attacks in France along with his partners Israel and Saudi Arabia, perhaps even the Nice attack itself, we aren’t sure yet, but ALL of the others.
- his refugee game and his partnership with Merkel, not only brought about Brexit but will likely gut Turkey’s greatest market, the European Union, leaving it a broken and empty shell
- what’s with the apology to Russia, oh please, we weren’t buying that one
If we know Erdogan is behind these things, then rest assured any real coup plotters inside Turkey would know all this and more besides; they would have had the TV stations they supposedly seized to make these accusations and charges against Erdogan but instead, all we got was a short and obtuse statement read out by a newscaster.
Israel modified 13 F-16s in 2013 to enable them to carry nukes, we expect that it was one of these f-16s that flew low over Ankara and dropped some type of low yield nuke on the parliament building; in effect that explosion was a flash bang designed to gather people’s attention; no doubt it will be spun by the Erdogan regime for it’s own propaganda benefit in the coming days. Five Israeli-trained Saudi specialists were brought into Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey last year, ostensibly in order to oversee Saudi air missions; however, no such missions took place, no Saudi aircraft joined them at Incirlik. We now strongly suspect that we saw some of their handiwork in play last night.
The plasma ball of the nuke that exploded outside Ankara’s parliament building last night
VT’s resident expert on all things nuclear, US Dept of Energy Physicist and former UN/IAEA nuclear inspector Jeff Smith was able to immediately identify the explosion at Ankara’s parliament building as that of a small, low yield 4th or 5th generation nuclear device, a lithium-deuterium bomb using very little uranium and producing no EMP or dangerous fallout but making a big bang and bright flash.
Do not be surprised if Erdogan and his media people spin this attack on the parliament to their own benefit; they will doubtlessly propagandise the event – a ‘burning of the Reichstag’ in order to further secure Erdogan’s death grip on power inside Turkey. We are very curious to see if he acknowledge the use of a nuclear weapon, which would be the first time since Nagasaki in 1945 that any government has done so.
How would one investigate 2745 people in less than 24 hrs ? Might a list have existed prior ?
Turkish authorities removed 2,745 judges from duty after the Turkish army attempted a coup on Friday night.
Broadcaster NTV, citing a decision by the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, announced that 2,745 judges had been removed in total.
The Anadolu news agency reported that five members of Turkey’s high judiciary board Hysk had also been removed.
Turkey faces the challenge of picking up the pieces after the government came under siege by a faction of military forces who sought to end the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan citing the leader’s drift away from the country’s long-held secularist values.
The death toll has risen to 256 people following the military coup attempt in Turkey with some 1,440 wounded, according to the source.
The number of arrested military personnel has also risen to 2,900 people, a senior Turkish official said, adding that the majority of the arrested servicemen are junior officers.
‘Gift from God’: Erdogan sees coup as ‘chance to cleanse military’ while PM mulls death penalty
(TAP – that almost gives it away!)
“As you know the death penalty had been removed from our legal system. We will discuss… what further measures we should take to prevent such future attempts,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday morning when the arrests of pro-coup officers and soldiers were in full swing across the country.
“This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army,” President Recep Taiyp Erdogan stated earlier on Friday night, addressing a large and desperate crowd of his supporters.
The overnight coup attempt has been the latest, but not the first, in a string of Turkish military uprisings throughout the decades, exposing the complicated relationship between the army’s leadership and Islamist-leaning President Erdogan.
The tensions between the military and Erdogan span back as long as his political career. In 1997, senior army officers pressured then-Prime Minister Necmeddin Erbakan to step down because he advocated for strengthening Islamism across Turkey and turning away from the West. Erdogan, an Erbakan supporter who was then mayor of Istanbul, was arrested and banned from pursuing a political career for five years for reading out a nationalist and Islamist poem in public at the time.
The most significant crackdown on the military to date came in 2010, when the so-called Ergenekon trials were launched.
The 2,455-page indictment listed dozens of charges against 275 defendants, including several generals and high-ranking officers, accusing them of being members of an alleged clandestine ultranationalist network called Ergenekon, which, according to the court, had conspired to overthrow Erdogan’s government.
Life sentences were given to former armed forces chief General Ilker Basbug, former army commander Hursit Tolon, and several other retired generals and colonels. The case was opened in 2007 when 27 hand grenades were discovered in a house in Istanbul.
The existence of Ergenekon was never proven, but accusations soon began circulating that the explosives had been intended to be deployed in a coup attempt.
Since Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Independence Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, the government has taken a number of legal moves to control the military’s domestic expenditures and policies.
The army responded with counter-measures in a bid to weaken Erdogan’s government. In 2007, the General Staff spoke out against then-Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul becoming AKP’s presidential nominee, arguing that selecting a politician whose wife wore an Islamic headscarf would undermine the secularist values of Turkish democracy.
After Gul took office in 2007, some top army generals avoided participating in official events where First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul was also be present.
The Turkish military is widely thought of as the guardian of Turkish secularism, standing in opposition to the Islamization of the country. The tradition goes back to the times of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a former army officer who transformed the late Ottoman Empire into the modern and largely secular republic it is today.