Who Instigated Coup in Turkey?
17 July 2016
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
At this point of time, it is not possible to spot the foreign forces that are
behind the coup operations in the midnight. However, once the tools used for
the coup are ascertained, the forces that would have benefited from the
destabilization of Turkey would automatically get exposed- other way round as
USA and EU should be the possible instigators of
the coup, besides Gulen an opponent of President Erdogan who now lives in USA.
Apparently, Foreign ministers of USA and Germany namely Kerry and Steinmeier
and other ruthless defenders of imperialist interests may have stood behind
the anti-Islamic coup in Istanbul. The sensitivity of American interests
involved is indicated by the fact that Incirlik airbase, one of the centres of
the rebels, stores 50 American nuclear warheads. USA wants to focus on its
global airbases, including in Turkey.
the government of President Erdogan and US led Western capitalist governments
have intensified in recent weeks—over the Kurdish question, the Syrian war and
rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. It is inconceivable, therefore, that
the Turkish officers would have dared launch the coup against a formidable and
popular government without support and encouragement from the American,
British and German governments that say ''care' for complete freedom while the
locals are ill-treated as suspected terrorists.
becoming abundantly clear now that all coup plots in select countries with
strategic importance are being engineered in Washington. In fact, the
so-called Arab Spring was launched by USA to destabilize Arab nations while
making Israel unaffected and stronger.
One doubts if
the American and German governments supported, if not behind, the failed coup
in Turkey, but there can be no doubt that they supported the rebels
politically and had hoped for their success. Failure of the coup, seeking
another color revolution, is not in fact welcomed by these two nations.
One might have expected that an armed insurrection within the
ranks of the second-largest NATO military after the Pentagon , with which both
the American and German armed forces collaborate in the military alliance's
command structure and in daily war missions, would have unleashed a storm of
condemnation, comment and debate in all NATO countries, especially in USA, UK
and Germany. . But nothing of the sort occurred.
though a close ally of Turkey, sought destabilization of Islamist government
of Erdogan's AKP party in Istanbul and is still eager to replace Islamic
Turkey with a corrupt democratic anti-Islamic, so-called secular regime. US
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement from Moscow at 11pm, local
time when it looked as if the coup might succeed and Kerry was at pains to
avoid speaking definitively. He did not quickly condemn the coup to oust the
elected government, but called in general terms for ''stability and continuity
within Turkey. When it looked the plotters would lose and Turkish President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan had called via Face Time for the people to resist, half
an hour later, and the situation had begun to turn in AKP government's favor,
did Kerry and President Obama call for support for the ''democratically
elected government of Turkey.'' They had to say that because Turkey is a
prominent NATO member.
Only next morning, when Erdogan
had already finished with the coup, did German foreign minister Frank-Walter
Steinmeier pipe up and condemned ''any attempt to alter the democratic order
in Turkey by force.'' In the afternoon, Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the
coup attempt in a brief statement to the press.
Had the coup succeeded, the USA and EU jointly would have supported it readily
supplying reasons for that, as they had backed the all invasions of US led
NATO of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and the 2014 coup in Ukraine and
the bloody counterrevolution in Egypt the previous year.
Both USA and Germany responded to the failed coup rather coolly and coldly.
Both had expected the coup to succeed but the sudden return of President
Erdogan made things worse for the coup plotters and these western powers.
Washington and Berlin allowed much time to pass before tersely condemning the
coup, only speaking out unequivocally when it was clear that the rebels had
Gradually, the criticism from politicians and
media outlets has been directed almost exclusively against Turkish President
Erdogan and AKP Islamist government – the target of the attempted coup. As
President Erdogan launched a needy purge of the state and military apparatus
of their agents operating in Istanbul to destabilize the former Ottoman
Empire, the US and German ruling elites became deadly angry saying that he is
using the failed coup to act against his ''internal opponents'' and strengthen
his Islamist supporters.
While criticisms of the
rebels are hardly to be heard, politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are
warning the Turkish regime against ''revenge, acting arbitrarily and the
misuse of power,'' and urging observance of the ''rule of law and democratic
principles.'' The media in NATO nations is playing a particularly cynical role
in this campaign, pumping out government propaganda and making no secret of
its sympathy for the rebels.
In fact, the USA and EU
are angry that their coup failed. Their mischief gets revealed when, following
a meeting with the foreign ministers of the European Union, Kerry indirectly
warned Turkey on July 18 that it might lose its NATO membership if the
government continued to act against its political opponents. ''NATO membership
supposes respect for democratic principles,'' he announced. Merkel, who
exhibited no scruples in reaching a dirty deal with Erdogan on the return of
refugees from war-ravaged countries, threatened an immediate end to EU
accession talks if the Turkish government acted upon its threats and
reintroduced the death penalty.
The New York Times
centered its fire on Erdogan and his government's post-coup crackdown on coup
plotters and supporters who are the political opponents. Barely concealing its
surprise and disappointment over the failure of the putsch, it wrote that
Erdogan has been no friend to free expression, ruthlessly asserting control
over the news media and restricting human rights and free speech. Yet
thousands responded to his appeal, turning back the rebels and demonstrating
that they love the president and AKP and value freedom and democracy.
Media lords in the USA and EU try to shield the coup plotters the same way
they help the Zionist criminals and Hindu criminals in Kashmir. The newspapers
conclude by expressing the hope that the next attempt would go better by
taking immediate control of the most important state institutions, thereby
exposing their hidden agenda for Turkey. Interestingly, German media call
President Erdogan new Hitler. Big joke.
In putting down the coup plotters, President Erdogan has saved Islamist
government, Turkey nation, its freedom and democracy. But, however, the rebels
and suppers and promoters pulling the strings had clearly miscalculated. They
had completely underestimated the Turkish public support Erdogan enjoys and
If the coup succeeded and Erdogan were
now sitting in prison, like former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was
also elected democratically, they would not be expressing a single democratic
scruple. They have raised the question of democracy only now that it suits
their political calculations.
Apparently, USA and EU
had expected the coup to succeed putting President Erdogan and his AKP leaders
in jails. While USA could get rid of turkey form NATO to pursue anti-Islamic
agenda openly, EU boss Germany wanted to close the Turkey's effort to enter
the EU as a legitimate European nation The media is playing a particularly
cynical role in this campaign, pumping out government propaganda and making no
secret of its sympathy for the rebels, while the new anti-Islamic puppet
government placed in Ankara, like in Kabul, Libya and even Pakistan, would
pursue the goals of USA and NATO and EU as dictated to them by the bosses
The vicious network of plotters, whether sponsored by western
powers or not, should be burst as the discontent in other sections of the army
and police—responsible for public security outside the large cities—remains.
President Erdogan and his government should promptly punish the anti-Islamic
plotters and supporters so that future of political and democratic Turkey
would be safe and secure.