Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily

Ben D

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Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily

The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation.

General John F. Campbell, 59, was "one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey," the conservative paper's English-language edition said on Monday.

The paper is known for its loyal support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the target of the coup attempt.

According to Yeni Safak, Campbell "also managed more than $2 billion in transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey."
The retired US general had allegedly paid "at least two secret visits" to Turkey since May up to the attempted coup, which the Turkish authorities blamed on what they call the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, warned on Monday that ties with Washington could suffer unless they extradite the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Erdogan's ideological adversary. Washington has repeatedly said that Turkey must provide solid evidence of any links Gulen might have to the attempted coup before any possible extradition process is discussed.

The Turkish daily reported that Campbell had top secret meetings at the Erzurum military base and Incirlik air base in Turkey, adding that the US general "directed the process of trending / blacklisting the military officers in the base."

According to the paper, "Millions of dollars of money has been transferred from Nigeria to Turkey by a group of CIA personnel. The money, which has been distributed to an 80-person special team of the CIA, was used to convince pro-coup generals. After taking money from their bank accounts, the CIA team hand-delivered it to the terrorists under the military dresses."

The Turkish government and President Erdogan are using this as a pretext to put pressure on the US in an effort to get Gulan extradited, the founder and director of the Centre for Turkey Studies and Development in London, Ibrahim Dogus, told RT.

“President Erdogan has been trying very hard to hunt down [anyone] linked, loyal or associated with Gulen at this moment in Turkey.”

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DanLMP

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My gut is telling me...
Proactive coup making? Doesn't sound like something POTUS would do. He seems to be more in favor of not dealing with crossed red lines.

But then again this whole Turkey deal is turning into one wacky show. Erdogan sure is showing his "lighter side".
He keeps pushing on a geographical region that's already about to explode. :nukes
 

LivingForHim

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I honestly think Obummer likes Turkey and what Erdogan is pushing for - a state sponsored Islamic government. This looks like Erdogan pushing to distance himself from the US. Whether it's in order to distance himself from the direction we are headed if we elect Trump, that he just wants to try to force us to turn over refuges that are here to elude him, or if he agrees with other Islamic countries that we do not align with their values and goals, is all to be determined. What we do know is the path that will lead toward... The next chapter is written out in the Bible.
 

athenasius

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Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, warned on Monday that ties with Washington could suffer unless they extradite the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Erdogan's ideological adversary. Washington has repeatedly said that Turkey must provide solid evidence of any links Gulen might have to the attempted coup before any possible extradition process is discussed.

Right there, that is the reason for this attack on the General, he is American, he is Nato and it's a ploy to up the ante in order to pressure the US to hand over Gulen. John Haller had good analysis of the whole Erdogan/Gulen stuff in his Sunday update yesterday.

I'd be concerned about any American forces and the weapons at the Incerlik base. They are probably Turkey's next move in a semi hostage situation. Erdogan wants to use this coup however it came to be to eliminate all rivals.

From the Bible we know he ends up in Russia's camp as an ally. So this may play out to pull Erdogan closer to Putin and away from the west. The eastern leg of the Roman empire is reforming.
 
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