The failed coup d’état attempt developments in Turkey are faced as a serie of events of a myth story against a reality one. And is not easy to distinguish which story is a myth or reality mainly when it comes to the myth that the democracy won in Turkey after the failed coup!
On the contrary, the existing anti-democratic and undemocratic monocracy of the Sultan won the threat of the military junta. In both cases there has been, for a long time now, one single loser: Democracy .Turkey experienced in the past a total of 6 military coups during the last 50 years: in 1960, 1971 :Turkish military memorandum, 1980, 1993, 1997 and last Friday’s coup.
It is probably worth pointing out in the first instance that the traditional rivalry in Turkish society has been between secularists (including those in the army) who look to the modern state’s founder, Kemal Atatürk, and Islamists – not least Erdogan’s AKP party.
With the establishment of a well-organized ISIS network inside the turkish territory which conducts often terrorist attacks and with the islamist ruling of Mr Erdogan, people who want to establish an Islamic revolution law (see Iran) into the country they feel more powerful themselves now in this post-coup Turkey. A tangible sign showing that democracy is the big loser after this coup is that we didn’t see any Occupy Gezi protester or partisans from other opposition parties to go out and protest as the AKP one’s did.
The United States and the European Union stepped up pressure on Monday on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to not use an attempted coup as an excuse for an authoritarian crackdown.Officials even suggested that Turkey’s continued membership in NATO and its aspirations of joining the European Union could be at stake. Meanwhile all public officials in Turkey are not allowed of living the country.
At this point we have to discuss about the importance of who are the “ISIS terrorists in Turkey and what they want.” by explaining some important events that happened before the coup attempt. This would be useful for the understanding of “why this coup attempt took place” literally.
- First of all the 17/25 December corruption files scandal which triggered the beginning of the conflict between the Gulen society movement and Tayyip Erdogan.
Until the massive bribery and corruption investigations of 2013, Erdogan and the Gulen movement were close allies showing a strong interest in conservative Islamic values and “Turkishness”.
Since 2013 the centre of growing tension in recent years between the Gülenists, Erdoğan and the AKP has been Erdoğan’s blaming of the existance of Gülenists in the police .This came as a response after the revelation of judiciary for anti-corruption allegations in 2013 that targeted senior supporters of the president, including his son Bilal. The scandal was about MIT trucks which shipped weapons to ISIS, contrary of what has been told to the media about this subject by the Turkish government.
The allegations were seen as retaliation for Erdoğan’s moves against Gülenist schools as the president attempted to limit the growth of the movement
Gulen movement’s influence worked in Erdogan’s favour, helping him be elected to government in 2003. Gulen made Erdogan the powerful man of Turkey he is today. But some things changed during that period , and probably they couldn’t find an agreement of how to share money and power and became bitter ennemies.
This conflict of interests turned into a “kind of war” during the past 3 years. Zaman newspaper and the other firms linked to Gulen society movement have been seized by the government.
There is an undeniable fact that members of the Gulen society are in the Turkish army. Even there are books written by serious journalists that describe how Gulen community members were placed in the army in the early 90’s. But Tayyip Erdogan has never acted against them. Already they used this “friends with benefits“relationship mutually in order to eliminate or weaken all opposite voices within Turkey.
- The Reza Zarrab case in the United States: with this case and his last arrest it is obvious that it will come out a lot of stories regarding his relations with the the previous AKP government.
During the last case for which he was arrested in the US, prosecutors have noted that Zarrab donated $4.5 million to a charity founded by Emine Erdoğan, the wife of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Nobody knows exactly what happened there. But it is clear that while the government was saying “we are fighting against PKK”, they killed a lot of innocent people . AKP government is responsible for a lot of crimes against the population there.
- The restoration of ties with Israel
Israel and Turkey have reached a deal to normalize diplomatic relations, six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla left eight Turks and an American citizen of Turkish origin dead. Turkish aid arrived in the Gaza Strip on July 4 via Israel.
- During the last 2 years, the AKP -government tried to destroy the secular image of Turkey.
- Erdogan’s announcement on July the 3rd, that he we will give citizenship and home to the Syrian refugees.”
Erdogan announced on July 2 that the government was working on offering citizenship to Syrians. He did so while addressing a crowd of Syrians in the southeastern town of Kilis, near the Syrian border, which has borne the brunt of the Syrian conflict more than any other place in the country. “I want to give you good news tonight,” Erdogan said. “There are those among our brothers and sisters who I believe want to become citizens. Our Interior Ministry is taking steps for this.”
Probably Erdogan wants to create new voters for himself from Syrian refugees. Their number is 3.2 million people and is an important number to be considered. Besides, according to sources t these refugees will be placed in the southeastern towns and cities where the operations against PKK & the Kurds took place and people left their homes. A change of the demography probably which will favor him into the areas where they voted mainly for the pro-Kurdish HDP…
The three foundations of democracy, namely the legislative, executive and judiciary, as it should be independent one other it seems like the legislative is in danger as it has been captured in a way by Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP government. At least, they acted to destroy its independence.
10 days prior to coup attempt, they passed a law that will end the duties of hundreds of prosecutors and judges at the State Council & the Supreme Court. Even, many judges and prosecutors took to the streets to protest with their robes.The Turkish government removed 2,745 judges from duty in the wake of a failed military coup.
However, it seems that Erdogan found the opportunity to seize more power in Turkey.
World leaders warn the Sultan Erdogan not to use uprising as excuse for crackdown as more than 6,000 arrested. Are we sure that the arrests are fair because of their participation in the coup attempt and will be treated fairly?
For God’s sake, soldiers of 20 years old were killed or beheaded because they were following orders and thinking there were in a military exercice some of them? What kind of brutalism is this?
For example with the latest news we see that only in the Interior Ministry , 8777 people staff was suspended. Is everyone sure enough that all these people were involved in this coup attempt? It needs to be though twice by everyone who reads this. Who orchestrated this and why? Why the reconciliation with Russia, Israel and there are rumours about Egypt and Assad takes place at the same time?
What will be the influence of this failed coup for the region and world? Will Turkey close the door to the road of becoming an EU member once and for all? One thing is for sure, the developments in Turkey will affect the politics in all its neighboring countries!