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  • Thousands of Turkey coup prisoners 'raped, starved and hogtied'

    07/25/2016 7:30:42 PM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    Amnesty International says it has 'credible evidence' Turkish police are holding detainees, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture Turkish troops imprisoned after the failed military coup are being raped, starved and left without water for days, it is claimed. Many of the 10,000 detainees are locked up in horses' stables and sports halls - some hogtied in horrific stress positions, according to human rights campaigners. Amnesty International has called for immediate access to prisoners after the coup a week ago which sparked a brutal crackdown...
  • Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily

    07/25/2016 10:03:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    rt ^ | 7/25
    The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation.
  • US Commander Campbell: The Man Behind The Failed Coup In Turkey

    07/25/2016 9:07:08 AM PDT · by Strategy · 63 replies
    Yeni Safak ^ | July 25, 2016
    A former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, was the organizer of the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, sources said. General John F. Campbell was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey, sources close to ongoing legal process of pro-coup detainees said. Campbell also managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey. The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had paid at...
  • Turkish Police Torture, Rape Own Soldiers, Officers, Judges

    07/25/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 25, 2016 | William Reed
    A new Amnesty report details the horrific torture that thousands have been subjected to since the post-coup round-up. Following the attempted coup in July 15, upon the calls of mosques all across Turkey and of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and PM Binali Yildirim to the Turkish people “to take to the streets and airports,” pro-government Islamists started hunting Turkish soldiers – their own soldiers – in the streets, beating, torturing, lynching them. Torture and beatings of surrendering soldiers continued at police stations, too. In a disturbing video published on social media and some Turkish newspapers, a police officer threatens...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 24th, 2016 (video)

    07/25/2016 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | July 24th, 2016 | J D Farag
    Pastor J.D. answers the question of why Turkey is not the nation at the helm with Iran instead of Russia in Ezekiel 38
  • Turkish newspaper names US general as ‘leader’ of failed coup attempt

    07/25/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | Jamie Seidel
    TURKEY’S former anti-terrorism chief has warned that an article accusing a US general of orchestrating the failed coup represents a serious threat to US citizens. Turkey, which has declared a three-month state of emergency after a failed coup attempt on July 15, admits to having detained more than 13,000 people in the military, judiciary and other institutions. The wave of arrests, possibly much higher than the official figure, has alarmed NATO allies and European leaders with fears the moves represent an attempt by Turkey’s controversial President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to cement his hold on power and remove all forms of...
  • 2016.07.24 John Haller Prophecy Update: May You Live in Interesting Times (video)

    07/25/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel | Jul 24, 2016 | John Haller
    Recorded classic style (just the PowerPoint). Today's update covers some political issues present in this year's election and then a look at Munich and Turkey.
  • IN DETENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

    07/25/2016 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 23, 2016 | Guy Birhcall
    The pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers. The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State. The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe...
  • Anti-US Sabotage Suspected After Massive Fire Breaks Out Near NATO Headquarters In Turkey

    07/24/2016 6:37:10 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A massive fire erupted near a NATO base in the Buca district, near Izmir, Turkey. The fire broke out on Sunday evening in western Turkey. The fire blew through the grassy wooded area and is now perilously near NATO’s military base pushed forward by strong winds.
  • IN DENTENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

    07/24/2016 7:08:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 23, 2016 | by Guy Birchall
    Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers. The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State. The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe Prison said: “Our child has never held a gun before. “They were used, they were forced to do this.” The incarcerated kids families and lawyers...
  • Anti-US Sabotage Suspected After Massive Fire Breaks Out Near NATO Headquarters In Turkey

    07/24/2016 4:39:31 PM PDT · by lafroste · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/24/2016 | Tyler Durdin
    A massive fire erupted near a NATO base in the Buca district, near Izmir, Turkey. The fire broke out on Sunday evening in western Turkey. The fire blew through the grassy wooded area and is now perilously near NATO’s military base pushed forward by strong winds. In odd twist, local authorities are investigating the fire as a possible act of anti-American sabotage. The fire erupted shortly after Erdogan's leading Islamist paper headline officially targeted a US commander as coup leader adding his name & picture...
  • Turkey – Roger Out

    07/24/2016 1:57:16 PM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Why NATO has a ticking time bomb on its hands. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the purge of thousands in the Turkish military – including a third of the serving generals – did not weaken the military.

Stoltenberg told Reuters, “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.”
 It would be interesting to know whether the 1,500 US soldiers who have been locked down at Incirlik Air Base along with several hundred soldiers from other NATO countries since the failed coup Friday night...
  • PROPHETIC SIGNS JULY 24, 2016 - TERROR ATTACK IN MUNICH, GERMANY (video)

    07/24/2016 1:22:44 PM PDT · by Lera · 25 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Islamic terror attack in Munich, ten people died targeting mostly children .... ISIS supporters celebrating the killings all over social media .... 200 Jews from France migrated to Israel .... failed military coup in Turkey could have been a setup to give Erdogan more power .... State of Emergency declared in Turkey for three months .... 100 Christian pastors jailed in Vietnam for trying to preach the Gospel .... Christian persecution on the rise worldwide .... Islamic terrorists plan to attack America, British, Israeli and French athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio .... Franklin Graham: America is beginning to...
  • 'It's their own fault' — Trump slams France and Germany (barf alert)

    07/24/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2016 16:40 GMT+02:00
    Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame “because they allowed people to come into their territory.” Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place. “I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview. “We have problems in Germany, and...
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here Comes the (real) Caliphate

    07/24/2016 10:38:41 AM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 7/22/2016 | Ralph Peters
    By Ralph Peters Fox News Posted 2016-07-22 05:11 GMT If today's Western leaders possess one general trait, it's a genius for self-deception. Insisting that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam, or that religion has no strategic impact, or that all human beings want freedom and democracy, amounts to declaring that up is down, right is left and night is day. And midnight is coming for millions in Turkey, even as we insist that a dying flashlight is the sun. Over the past few years, many Americans heard the term "caliphate" for the first time as ISIS declared that...
  • Failed coup in Turkey an end times marker?

    07/24/2016 4:31:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    “Since its inception in 2002 however, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has very gradually and patiently infiltrated nearly every nook and cranny of the government, including the military,” he said. “It was, as it were, an Islamist coup from within. They did this through forming an alliance with a movement known as Hizmet, led by the Islamist preacher Fethullah Gulen. Gulen, a disciple of the Sufi preacher Said Nursi, preached a form of Islam that is very moderate and service orientated on the outside, but which has clear designs to take over through patiently infiltrating the entire system....
  • Turkey ~Let Those in Judea Flee - Matthew 24 (video)

    07/24/2016 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Believers in Grace Fellowship ^ | Jul 20, 2016 | Pastor Bill Randles
    video at link
  • Events in Turkey! AntiChrist Origin? Giving Up Salvation? - "The Briefing Room" QA (video)

    07/23/2016 11:57:17 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jul 20, 2016 | Chuck Missler
    full title : Events in Turkey! AntiChrist Origin? Giving Up Salvation? - "The Briefing Room" QA July 20th 2016 This week, Chuck and Ron discuss some more of your questions. If you would like to skip to a particular question, please use the times below: 00:50 - What is going on in Turkey? 15:49 - Will The AntiChrist come form Turkey? 20:30 - Did Enoch write the book of Enoch? 24:46 - What Rewards and Crowns can ewe earn? 29:01 - Are Angels outside of time, like God? 30:32 - Was Noah acting out prophesy, like the Rapture? 32:55 -...
  • Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

    07/23/2016 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | July 23, 2016
    Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a TV channel that there was "no need" for the regiment. Earlier, Turkey detained a nephew of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who it says was behind the uprising. He strongly denies the claim. A key aide of Mr Gulen has also been arrested, a presidency official said.
  • Incirlik Air Base Being Held Hostage

    07/23/2016 8:10:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Incirlik Air Base is located in the Ä°ncirlik quarter of the city of Adana, Turkey. The United States Air Force and the Turkish Air Force are the primary users of the base, although it is also used by the Royal Air Force and by the Royal Saudi Air Force. The air base has continued to rely on backup generators since the failed coup plunged the country into crisis. Commercial power was cut to the base in and the airspace above it closed to air traffic within hours of last Friday's attempted military takeover in the NATO country. There is little...
  • Obama is America's Erdogan, purges and all... [radio]

    07/23/2016 7:53:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | July 23, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GOP Nominates Trump for President Erdogan channels Hitler with fake coup LIVE Saturday (7/23) 8 AM EST!!! This week, the GOP finally made it official. Donald Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee for President. Despite incredible opposition from the establishment and globalists, Trump bested them all and now represents the people in his quest for the Presidency. Meanwhile in Turkey, Recep Erdogan appears to have orchestrated an abortive coup, and is using it as a pretext for mass arrests and persecution. Kemalism (i.e., Turkish secularism) is facing a dire crisis from the megalomaniacal Turkish leader – who is both an...
  • As Erdoğan moves, a precarious situation for Christians in Turkey

    07/22/2016 9:57:47 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 07/21/2016 | Max Lindenman
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in a snit, and on a tear. Having survived last Friday’s military coup, the Turkish president has declared a three-month “state of emergency” and claimed a free hand in steam-shoveling old enemies. As of this writing, he has “detained” 6,000 military personnel and 3,000 judges. Some are being held in a sports stadium, “a development,” observes The Independent, “that has ominous similarities with mass arrests in South American coups in the last century.” Political prisoners are being refused contact with family and legal counsel, even by phone. For good measure, Erdoğan’s revoked the licenses of 21,000...
  • Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS

    07/22/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 07/22/2016 | Breaking 911
    http://m.breaking911.com/turkey-restores-power-to-incirlik-air-base-used-by-u-s-against-isis/ Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS July 22, 2016 | 11:34 AM Home » Posts » International » Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS The power was restored Friday at a key Turkish base used by U.S. strike aircraft, defense officials said, nearly a week after an attempted overthrow of the Turkish government by a faction of its military spun the country into chaos. U.S. European Command announced in a statement that commercial power returned at the base, in the southern portion of the country near the...
  • Three quarters of Germans fear terror attack 'soon'

    07/22/2016 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Jul 2016 16:34 GMT+02:00
    A vast majority of Germans believe terrorism will soon strike Germany, with 77 percent fearing an attack will take place in the near future, according to a new survey. That figure has shot up from 69 percent just two weeks ago, although that isn’t a huge surprise, given that the intervening weeks have seen not only a huge attack in Nice, France, on the country’s national day, but also Monday night’s attack on a train in Bavaria which left four people seriously injured. Both attacks were claimed by the terror group ISIS. […] Supporters of the Green Party were the...
  • Power Restored to Turkey Base Used for US Airstrikes against ISIS (Incirlik AFB)

    07/22/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    military.com ^ | Brendan McGarry
    Power was restored Friday to the base in Turkey used by U.S. and coalition forces for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials said. Incirlik Air Base in the southern part of the country had been without power since July 16 and relying on generators to conduct the strikes following the attempted military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We will retain this capability should the power be interrupted again," officials from U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said in a release. "Meanwhile there is a steady flow of hot food, water, and fuel...
  • Turkey – Roger out

    07/22/2016 5:10:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-22-16 | Carolyn Glick
    “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.” On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the purge of thousands in the Turkish military – including a third of the serving generals – did not weaken the military. Stoltenberg told Reuters, “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.” It would be interesting to know whether the 1,500 US soldiers who have been locked down at Incirlik Air Base along...
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here comes the (real) caliphate

    07/21/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS Opinion ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    If today’s Western leaders possess one general trait, it’s a genius for self-deception. Insisting that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam, or that religion has no strategic impact, or that all human beings want freedom and democracy, amounts to declaring that up is down, right is left and night is day. And midnight is coming for millions in Turkey, even as we insist that a dying flashlight is the sun. (...)
  • Concern Grows for Christians in Turkey After Failed Coup

    07/21/2016 1:49:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/20/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    Concerns are growing for the future of Christians in Turkey, the birthplace of St Paul, in the wake of the failed coup. Two churches in eastern Turkey in places already known for historic murders of Christians were vandalised during the attempted coup, reports Middle East Concern. In Trabzon on the Black Sea, ten people attacked the Catholic church of Santa Maria where Catholic priest Father Andrea Santoro was murdered in 2006. Muslim neighbours intervened and drove them away. In Malatya, where three Christian workers were murdered in 2007, there was an attempt to smash the windows of the Protestant Church....
  • Miss Turkey Gets 14 Months Prison for “Publicly Insulting” Turkey’s Erdogan

    07/21/2016 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 49 replies
    The Duran ^ | June 1, 2016 | ALEX CHRISTOFOROU
    Miss Turkey 2006 has been found guilty for sharing a poem that insulted Turkish President Erdogan. Erdogan’s dictatorship continues to crack down on potential threats to the Turkish state. This time, the dangerous Miss Turkey 2006 (27-year-old Merve Buyuksarac) has been found guilty for sharing a poem that insulted Sultan Erdogan. The Istanbul court gave Miss Turkey a suspended sentence of 14 months for “publicly insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on condition that she does not insult the Sultan again within the next five years. Merve Buyuksarac is the latest of over 2,000 defamation cases President Erdogan has filed in...
  • Turkey's Ordeal

    07/21/2016 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    The first news bulletins raised the wildest hopes: In a once familiar pattern, Turkey's military would again step forward to make that country part of the West, complete with free elections and the rule of law. Back when the Ottomans ruled, Turkey was known as the Sick Man of Europe, but now it would become a healthy democracy again. Its reigning sultan these days, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had long been saying that a military coup was in the offing, which was his excuse for continuing to tighten his grip on power. The first announcement from those officers heading the coup...
  • Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of failed coup

    07/21/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kareem Shaheen in Ankara
    Turkey has said it will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup attempt. “Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations,” the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The state of emergency will allow the government to rule by decree, passing bills that have the force of the rule of law unless they are overturned by parliament, where the majority of MPs belong to the ruling Justice...
  • Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack (Praises Erdogan!)

    07/21/2016 5:02:26 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 121 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For example, asked about Russia’s threatening activities that have unnerved the small Baltic States that are among the more recent entrants into NATO, Mr. Trump said that if Russia attacked them, he would decide whether to come to their aid only after reviewing whether those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.” Mr. Trump had nothing but praise for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly authoritarian but democratically elected leader. “I give great credit to him for being able to turn that around,” Mr. Trump said of the coup attempt on Friday night. “Some people say that it was...
  • Turkey gouvernement revokes 3213 ham radio licenses (Spellius Wrongus Copy/Paste)

    07/20/2016 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies
    yaesuft817.com ^ | 7/20/16 | UNK
    It has been confirmed by Supreme Council of radio and television of Turkey (RTUK) the news that Mr. Erdogan – the president of Turkey has revoked 3213 national ham radio licenses. The HF radio in Turkey is now silent. No transmissions are allowed. Following the coup d’etat – of July 5th – many things are changing in Turkey. TV , Radio licenses have been cancelled and this involved also our colleagues : ham radio amateurs. The number of amateur radio operators in Turkey is not too much, but according to the site TRAC.org it looks like that around 3000 licenses...
  • Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? (Trunews - Rick Wiles)

    07/20/2016 6:23:16 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 48 replies
    TruNews ^ | 07/20/2016 | Edward Szall
    http://www.trunews.com/article/Is-Incirlik-Air-Base-being-held-hostage-by-Turkey Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? July 20, 2016 Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? Vero Beach, FL - (TRUNEWS) For a fifth consecutive day, Turkey has intentionally withheld power and vital supplies from the U.S.-NATO joint installation Incirlik Air Base. According to our sources, verified by TRUNEWS as parents and spouses of U.S. airmen currently stationed at Incirlik Air Base, no supplies have been flown or driven into the installation since Saturday, food and water are being strictly rationed, and only one week of fuel reserves remain to power their electric generators....
  • Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station [Planned Gulen Interview]

    07/20/2016 4:41:03 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Eurasianet ^ | July 19, 2016 | by Durna Safarova
    Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blames for instigating a failed coup. In a July 19 statement, Azerbaijan’s National Council for Television and Radio announced that it would suspend for one month the privately run ANS TV’s broadcasts “to prevent the provocation aimed at undermining the strategic cooperation relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan, and not to allow the open propaganda of terrorism,” Trend news agency reported. The Council added that it also would sue to...
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik

    07/20/2016 12:12:11 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    debka ^ | 7/20 | debka
    Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016, 11:29 AM (IDT) Tags: Erdogan, Barack Obama, Incirlik air base, Turkey, US Air Force, Turkish army, US, Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs since President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged that Turkish base.
  • The Hostage Air Base – and Its Hydrogen Bombs

    07/20/2016 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stephen D. Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    The United States runs its air operations against ISIS in Iraq from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. The base, used by other NATO forces as well, is not American. It is Turkish, and the U.S. needs government permission to fly from there. Since the 15 July coup attempt in Ankara, U.S. forces at Incirlik are essentially hostages to the Turkish government. The Turkish base commander and his aides have been arrested; U.S. personnel are confined to base; outside power has been cut off; and while the U.S. has been permitted to resume operations over Iraq and Syria, it is working...
  • The Latest: S&P Cuts Turkey Credit Rating Deeper Into Junk

    07/20/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 20,2016
    Standard & Poor's has downgraded its credit rating for Turkey deeper into "junk" status, citing the failed coup and political turmoil. The rating agency lowered its main sovereign rating for Turkey to BB/B from BB+/B, both of which are considered junk. S&P said it expects a period of heightened unpredictability in the country and maintains a negative outlook, which indicates that further downgrades are possible.
  • Pilots Flying Old F-4 Fighters Were the Turkish President’s Most Loyal Aerial Defenders

    07/20/2016 10:38:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 20, 2016 | DAVID AXE
    On the night of July 15, elements of the Turkish military rose up against Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan — and very nearly succeeded in killing or capturing their controversial leader. A few military units remained steadfastly loyal to the embattled president. Among them — the 1st Main Jet Base in Eskisehir in northwestern Turkey. The base’s F-4E Terminator 2020 fighters flew to Erdogan’s aid during the direst hours of the daylong attempted coup. But the aged fighters were no match for the much newer F-16s that the rebels had commandeered. Turkish air force squadrons led the ultimately failed coup. Apparently following many months of...
  • Pro-Government Mobs Attack Religious Minorities in Turkey

    07/20/2016 7:18:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    New Europe ^ | 7/19/16
    Pro-government mob groups attack religious in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey, a democratic watchdog reports. Reportedly, in some cases Muslim citizens reacted against the mobs to protect their fellow citizens. The attacks by Islamist mobs begun on Saturday evening, that is, the evening after the attempted coup had been averted. Attacks were reported at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria in Trabzon; a second attacks was reported on a Protestant Church in Malatya. In Trabzon a mob of 10 people attacked the Catholic Church, throwing stones drawn from the pavement. The mob also carried sledge hummers. Fortunately,...
  • Erdogan’s Final Agenda

    07/20/2016 9:41:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | Uri Friedman
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan could soon become the most powerful Turkish leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded modern Turkey, and arguably the most powerful leader “since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire” in 1923, Soner Cagaptay told me. Cagaptay told me this on Sunday, just two days after roaring fighter jets, rolling tanks, and rebel helicopters had descended on Ankara, Istanbul, and the Turkish Riviera in an attempt to overthrow the Turkish president—two days after the insurrectionists had forced a television newscaster to read their manifesto on air, while Erdogan was reduced to FaceTiming with a TV anchor from an...
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Turkey's power cutoff to Incirlik Air Base a problem for Pentagon

    07/19/2016 11:50:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 75 replies
    cnn ^ | July 19, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    The US military is doing "prudent planning" in case it needs to move its anti-ISIS operations out of Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey following the country's failed coup, several US defense officials told CNN Tuesday. The Turkish government cut off the power to the base after the coup attempt took place Friday, leaving it without a commercial power supply for four days and counting. The Pentagon has been able to fully operate the base through generator power but said it would be difficult to continue indefinitely. The Turks still have not given a clear explanation about why they cut...
  • Constantinople Calls it Coincidence that Patriarch Bartholomew Left Turkey a Few Hours Before Coup

    07/20/2016 7:11:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/20/16
    Moscow, July 20, Interfax - Departure of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew from Turkey a few hours before an attempt of the coup was taken was "a pure coincidence," Metropolitan Arseny of Austria told the Kathpress Catholic agency. According to him, the trip to Slovenia for vacations was planned two months earlier. The information that the patriarch ran from the country before the impending uprising is false, the metropolitan says, and it can be easily proved by the example of the tickets purchased a few weeks before the events. The media earlier posted the information that Patriarch Bartholomew left Istanbul by one...
  • Is The US Government Setting Up Thousands Of Its Own Soldiers But This Time In Turkey?

    07/20/2016 5:15:31 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 39 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    [The title too long: Is The US Government Setting Up To Murder Thousands Of Its Own Soldiers In A Repeat Of Ben Ghazi But This Time In Turkey?] We covered earlier this week how Turkish President Erdogan used a false flag military “coup” to consolidate his own power, eliminate the remaining opposition, and rally support to himself and his perverted aim of rebuilding the Ottoman Menace into its former Empire. This “Ottoman dream” is a threat to the entire world, because if Turkey successfully rebuilds itself into what Erdogan desires, and now there is no obstacle to stop him from...
  • Turkey's latest reaction to coup attempt: ban academics from traveling

    07/20/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kayla Ruble
    Turkey's academics found themselves in the government's crossfire once again on Wednesday amid a continued crackdown following a failed military coup last week. The High Board of Education placed a travel ban on academics, temporarily barring them from leaving the country, according to an official speaking on state-run broadcaster TRT. "Universities have always been crucial for military juntas in Turkey and certain individuals are believed to be in contact with cells within the military," the official said, explaining the goal of the ban was to keep any professors involved in Friday's attempted overthrow from leaving the country. This is just...
  • Mystery of 14 Turkish navy ships 'still missing' after failed coup(tr)

    07/19/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    More than a dozen Turkish navy ships are reportedly still at sea and remain unaccounted for following the botched military coup. The commander of the Turkish navy Admiral Veysel Kosele also remains missing, having been out of contact since Friday evening. It is unclear if he was part of the coup attempt or if he is being held against his will after local media reports said he was tricked into boarding one of the missing ships after being told there was a terrorist attack.
  • Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

    07/19/2016 12:51:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses
    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State. "This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the...