Turkish Police: CIA Held Meeting in Istanbul on Night of Coup

Turkish Police: CIA Held Meeting in Istanbul on Night of Coup:

According to Istanbul Police’s Intelligence, Counter Terror, Cyber Crime and Criminal Units, [former CIA personnel and current Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Henri J.] Barkey was holding a meeting with 17 top figures, most of them foreign nationals, at a hotel on Istanbul’s Princes Island on July 15, the day of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

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Independent Media Heads to New York to Confront NBC Over MSM Lies

Independent Media Heads to New York to Confront NBC Over MSM Lies:

During the chaos of breaking news events like the failed coup in Turkey last month, reliable, factual accounts of what is happening on the ground are especially important. If the MSM had reported that President Erdogan had been killed or captured by the coup faction, for instance, or that he had fled the country, that information could demoralize the public and deter them from the types of protests that ultimately stopped the coup in its tracks.

Well, as it turns out, that’s exactly what the MSM was reporting during the key hours when the coup was unfolding and the 24/7 news channels were scrambling to cover the story.

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Meet Fethullah Gulen, Deep State Plotter

Meet Fethullah Gulen, Deep State Plotter:

How did a Turkish cleric of humble origins who makes no public appearances and is seen by almost no one amass a global network of schools, TV and print media, a trade association and a bank, all operated from a compound in Pennsylvania despite having been wanted by the Turkish government for decades, and all without having a registered mail address, corporate registration or even a central bank account?

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Turkey’s Foreign Policy Change Is Underway

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Change Is Underway:

Turkey is on its way to change its foreign policy orientation. Instead of facing “west” towards NATO and the pipe dream of European Union membership, it is looking “east” towards tighter cooperation with Russia, China and Iran. It will also want to intensify its already developed relations with the Central-Asian states Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

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NBC News Asked to Issue Apology Over False Erdoğan Report During Coup Attempt

NBC News Asked to Issue Apology Over False Erdoğan Report During Coup Attempt:

Turkey asked on Monday for an apology from U.S.-based cable channel NBC News for its claim about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s whereabouts during the coup attempt in Turkey last Friday. The report by the channel, attributed to a senior U.S. defense official, falsely stated that Erdoğan refused landing rights in Istanbul and was seeking asylum in Germany.

[Here’s what happened when we asked producer Kyle Griffin about this a week ago.]

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The Coup in Turkey Has Thrown a Wrench in Uncle Sam’s “Pivot” Plan

The Coup in Turkey Has Thrown a Wrench in Uncle Sam’s “Pivot” Plan:

Erdogan is now reopening the door the Obama team tried so hard to shut. This is a major blow to Washington’s plan to control the vital resources flowing into Europe from Asia and to make sure they remain denominated in US dollars.

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Failed Coup Hastens Change In Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Failed Coup Hastens Change In Turkey’s Foreign Policy:

That Erdogan turns away from “west” and towards Iran and Russia does not yet mean peace for Syria.

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Turkey prepares emergency measures after post-coup purge

By Orhan Coskun and Nick Tattersall ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy as it purges thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil… Read More ›
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Should Turkey Kidnap or Drone-Kill Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?

Should Turkey Kidnap or Drone-Kill Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?:

In light of the presence on U.S. soil of someone the Turkish government regards as a “terrorist” and a direct threat to its national security, would Turkey be justified in dispatching a weaponized drone over Pennsylvania to find and kill Gulen if the U.S. continues to refuse to turn him over, or sending covert operatives to kidnap him?…

That question, of course, is raised by the fact that the U.S. has spent many years now doing exactly this…

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Teflon Sultan

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Teflon Sultan:

This means the neo-Ottoman project is still on – but now under massive tactical reorientation. The real “enemy” now is Syrian Kurds – not Russia and Israel (and not ISIS/ISIL/Daesh; but they never were in the first place). Erdogan is going after the YPG, which for him is a mere extension of the PKK. His order of the day is to prevent by all means an autonomous state entity in northeast Syria – a “Kurdistan” set up like a second Israel supported by the US.

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