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What Was Behind the Turkish Coup-Attempt?
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What Was Behind the Turkish Coup-Attempt?
August 18, 2016

Evidence and reliably informed speculation are the only two rational means that are, as of yet, available to reconstruct the source behind the 15 July 2016 Turkish coup-attempt. One can reasonably assume that some nation’s intelligence-operation was involved, and that this would have entailed either America’s CIA or Turkey’s equivalent, the MIT or National Intelligence Organization, or else both…

How Turkey Is Reforming Its Military
August 11, 2016

Metin Gurcan is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse. He served in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Iraq as a Turkish military adviser between 2002-2008. Resigned from the military, he is now  an Istanbul-based independent security analyst. Gurcan obtained his PhD in […]

How Turkey Is Reforming Its Military
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«Gulen-Gate» Islamic Terrorists Descend on the Democratic National Convention
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«Gulen-Gate» Islamic Terrorists Descend on the Democratic National Convention
July 31, 2016

George Eliason Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn’t the Secret Service vet people that are in the same building as the President of the United States anymore? What the hell is going on? Invited […]

Will Washington Go Cold Turkey?
July 24, 2016

As Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan broadens his purge of perceived political opponents following the failed military coup, tensions with Washington and European allies are straining. Questions are even raised about a possible break in relations between Ankara and the West. Such a fundamental break seems unlikely, however, given the strategic importance of Turkey to the US-led NATO military alliance – especially at a time when NATO is vital to Washington’s policy of trying to isolate Russia…

Will Washington Go Cold Turkey?
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Failed Turkish Coup: Sabotage, Incompetence or Deception?
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Failed Turkish Coup: Sabotage, Incompetence or Deception?
July 23, 2016

To understand the coup in Turkey, we have to analyze the reasons that led the plot to fail. A premise: was there really an intention to overthrow and shut down Erdogan’s government? And who are those behind the coup? Starting from these questions and exploring the possible answers, we get a reasonable and authentic framework for a story still very confusing…

Erdogan Is Now Running His Own Deep State: «Ergenekon II»
July 20, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power as prime minister in 2002 when his Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected in a democratic election. At the start of the AKP’s rule in Turkey, Erdogan and large sectors of business, politics, academia, the media, and the moderate Islamic religious movement led by charismatic cleric Fethullah Gulen were all on the same page concerning the presence of a «deep state» in Turkey. This deep state had fomented three past military coups. The Turkish deep state, composed of nationalistic military and intelligence officials, was also known as «Ergenekon»…

Erdogan Is Now Running His Own Deep State: «Ergenekon II»
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Israel Copies Turkey’s Takeover of the Press
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Israel Copies Turkey’s Takeover of the Press
March 21, 2016

On March 4th, the Turkish government by Tayyip Erddogan shut down the nation’s leading opposition news-medium and largest-read newspapers, Zaman and Today’s Zaman, and leading news-distribution service (equivalent to America’s AP), and imprisoned their top executives as traitors, and a few days later replaced them and re-opened these operations under new management…

Turkey Caught Up in a Storm
December 28, 2013

A corruption scandal has broken out in Turkey. At the epicenter of the scandal is the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Over 50 people have been detained on suspicion of exceeding official authority, taking bribes, and merging authority and business (according to various data, between 52 and 84 people). The greatest resonance in the Turkish media was caused by the arrests of the sons of cabinet members. The hidden political motives for the revelations of corruption in the ranks of the ruling party are intriguing as well…

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