So a regular zealot with his “Allah Akbar”, but behind him is some kind of intelligence Agency, which used him to achieve more far-reaching goals. That it could be MIT is not particularly hard to believe, because while there are benefits from this murder for Erdogan, the cost is very serious – if he wanted to annoy Russia, he could simply give the go-ahead to the FSA militants to come to the rescue of Aleppo, but not stupidly kill the Ambassador, which in no way will strategically improve the position in Northern Syria. Although we can not exclude that this came from the cadres in the MIT and the interior Ministry that remained after the aborted coup. The young officer was a fanatic, the perfect murder weapon, but who has sent this hand (unless it’s an unlikely example of a loner), that is the question. In my opinion the main suspects are Turkoman groups operating in Northern Syria (by the way they are very closely connected with the CIA), and the intelligence service of a foreign state.
The Turkish state run by the AKP presented the force they formed out of the gangs they nurtured as “FSA” during their invasion move in Jarablus. But it is known that there are a significant number of ISIS members in the gang groups consisting of different Turkmen and Sunni groups under the MİT. ISIS members who speak to the international press express their presence in Jarablus very clearly. Despite this, the Turkish state is trying to widen its area of invasion along with an attempted “Turkification” of Jarablus. The documents confiscated by Rojava forces show how some ISIS members were camouflaged.
For Russia, the coup in Turkey and its possible consequences does not indicate a weakening of the regime. Rather, for us the lesser of two evils gained the upper hand more. The emphasis has shifted from military confrontation towards terrorism and asymmetric threats.
When one scrutinizes the WhatsApp messages and lists of coup plotters who would have been appointed to critical posts of the country, it’s beyond doubt that the attempt was the brainchild of members of the Fethullah Gulen movement, known in Turkey as the Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO).
Turkey’s shadowy spy chief Hakan Fidan has faced an unprecedented public dressing down in the wake of the failed coup but appears set to stay on in his post — at least for now.
There has been intense speculation over the future of Fidan, head of the National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) and widely seen as one of Turkey’s most powerful men, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said intelligence lapses had helped last week’s coup.
Turkish intelligence was able to learn about the threat of a coup few hours before its actual commencement and reported to the General staff, which makes an extremely ambiguous situation with the head of the General staff Hulusi Akar, who was allegedly arrested by the conspirators on the evening of 15 July and taken to the airbase Akinci under the Ankara, but whith the approval Ozturk, was collusion with the conspirators and knew everything.
1. Russia proposed to start a truce in Syria since March, 1st.
2. The United States demanded a truce to start immediately.
3. In the end, agreed on a compromise that the truce will begin on February 19-20. Assad has about a week to improve his positions in Latakia and Aleppo.
4. List of opposition organizations that need to negotiate with Assad never agreed, so there is a high probability that the 2nd series of talks will end as the 1st.
5. The truce does not extend to the Caliphate and Al-Nusra, so that the war will not end as such.
6. In a number of government and opposition enclaves to begin humanitarian aid delivery. supply control issue (under the guise of which can be pumped weapons) remained open.
7. Between the American and Russian coalition should be made more dense contacts. This question will be discussed today.
8. The role of Turkey and the Kurdish question to remain behind the scenes.
Early in 2014, a truck understood to belong to the Turkish intelligence service (MIT) was stopped near the Syrian border. The gendarmerie and the intelligence officials in control of the convoy pulled guns on each other. This was the moment the two blocks vying to rule the state came face to face. The truck was searched. Beneath the camouflage composed of medicines boxes, weapons and ammunition were found. The truck was held for a while, but following the intervention of government officials a safe passage into Syria was granted.
The government immediately discharged the prosecutor and gendarmerie who stopped the convoy and had them arrested. It was declared that the trucks contained humanitarian aid. This incident, which fuelled allegations that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government was intervening in the Syrian civil war, was rapidly covered up.
Recall that the long-standing confrontation between the PKK and the Turkish government flared up again at the end of July this year, after a two-year agreement on a ceasefire and the settlement process failed. This fact has led to a resumption of the conflict in the mainly Kurdish-populated southeast of Turkey and the violent clashes between Turkish security forces and the PKK. Despite the fact that the earlier group to place their forces mainly in the countryside, in recent years, the PKK moved to the big cities of the region. In turn, the government has initiated a number of operations against Kurdish terrorists in the border areas, such as Cizre and Silopi. It should be noted that since the resumption of the conflict were killed about 200 members of the Turkish security forces in the 17 districts of the south-eastern region was put under curfew and almost 200 thousand. Residents were forced to flee their homes.
Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly, known for his documentaries describing violence and abuses on Islamic State-controlled territories (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was shot and killed near a building housing Syrian independent media outlets in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. His death was originally reported by a group of citizen journalists he was working with.
Jerf recently completed a documentary investigating violence and crime in the IS-held parts of Aleppo for the RBSS group [“Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”]. The film won a Committee to Protect Journalists’(CPJ) International Press Freedom Award in November.
A local official from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has filed a criminal complaint against Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Eren Erdem over his claims on the Russia Today (RT) TV station that radical groups used Turkey as a transit route for the shipment of sarin gas.
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has defended a CHP deputy whom President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently accused of treason for his insinuation on a Russian television channel that Ankara had overlooked a shipment of sarin gas to Syria from Turkey by radical groups.
“I trust [CHP deputy] Eren Erdem. He is someone who knows what he is talking about,” CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said in a live interview on the Habertürk television channel on Thursday evening.
As for his accusations about Turkish businessmen being involved in supplying Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) with the poisonous gas sarin and other reactants needed for chemical warfare, Erdem maintained this statement was made based on the results of a Turkish court investigation in 2013.
Erdem revealed that five Turkish citizens had been arrested by the Adana Chief Prosecutor’s Office as a result of an investigation coded 2013/139. A Syrian national was prosecuted in Turkey for procuring chemical agents for Islamist groups in Syria. At the same time, Erdem noted all the persons arrested within the framework of the 2013/139 investigation were released a week later.
In his statement Eren Erdem claimed he had received death threats over social media following the publication of his interview to RT.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said two prominent journalists, daily Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül, may be tried without arrest, daily Hürriyet has reported.
“A trial [of Dündar and Gül] without arrest can be thought of as more convenient,” the premier told a group of reporters in Turkish parliament in Ankara on Nov. 28, adding that the decision to try Dündar and Gül without arrest did not depend on their initiative, but on the country’s independent judiciary.
Two generals and a retired colonel who were detained on Saturday for their alleged role in the January 2014 interception of Syria-bound trucks belonging to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) were referred to court for arrest, media reports said on Sunday.