is the head of the German Secret Servive.
He said that after studying all the evidence that Turkey had supplied, he came to the conclusion that it was not Gülem that was behind the coup in Turkey, as Erdogan insists.
He said that Erdogan had been removing political opponents on state positions systematically, and especially in the army. The coup was a last attempt by those who feared to be removed from the army.
March 18th, 2017 11:26am
The coup was completely fake, you could see in the live footage that the helicopter gunships weren't aiming at anything.
March 18th, 2017 4:06pm
They couldn't have pulled it off anyway, Erdogan is too popular with regular Turks (sort of like what Putin is in Russia)
March 19th, 2017 12:54am
And they would be completely isolated. Erdogan was a democratically elected leader, after all.
March 19th, 2017 5:47am
I always thought "the coup" was Erdogan cleaning house. It just came out of nowhere, with bizarre accusations from Erdogan.
March 20th, 2017 4:28pm