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Was the Turkish coup staged/encouraged by President Erdogan in some way?

Was the Turkish coup staged/encouraged by President Erdogan in some way?

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  • No

    Votes: 2 20.0%
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    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Mmmmm...roast turkey

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DA60

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Was the Turkish coup staged/encouraged by President Erdogan in some way?
 

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Was the Turkish coup staged/encouraged by President Erdogan in some way?

Truth is, it was extremely unprofessionally done. It helps Erdogan considerably and was obviously planned for if not in particular then generically. Nobody else seems to profit. But it is easily possible that the Turkish military was incompetent plain and simple.
 

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Truth is, it was extremely unprofessionally done. It helps Erdogan considerably and was obviously planned for if not in particular then generically. Nobody else seems to profit. But it is easily possible that the Turkish military was incompetent plain and simple.

I think what happened was his security/intelligence forces found out about a lower level coup in the military. They then decided to secretly fund /encourage it - knowing it would fail horribly. Then Erdogan would use this as the excuse he needs to purge military/political/judiciary or all those he did not like.

I cannot proof this, or course.

But the circumstantial evidence is awfully strong, imo. He gains a TON from this joke of a coup attempt.

I keep thinking of the Nazi Germany Reichstag fire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire
 

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I believe so. The supposed coup was grandiose in its sheer ineptness.
 

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I think what happened was his security/intelligence forces found out about a lower level coup in the military. They then decided to secretly fund /encourage it - knowing it would fail horribly. Then Erdogan would use this as the excuse he needs to purge military/political/judiciary or all those he did not like.

I cannot proof this, or course.

But the circumstantial evidence is awfully strong, imo. He gains a TON from this joke of a coup attempt.

I keep thinking of the Nazi Germany Reichstag fire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

That is a valid theory and certainly possible.
 

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Turkey has the largest army in NATO, if they wanted to take over Turkey the army would have, Erdogan staged this coup himself to take total control of Turkey just watch him in the months ahead, as he puts his own judges, generals and public servants in place and takes democracy away from the stupid people
 

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Obviously I cannot be certain, but it's likely, even probable in light of the circumstances/context.
 
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