Turkey: 7,000 armed police in heavy vehicles surround NATO air base after huge rally accuses US of role in failed coup

This “security check” is hardly the action of a friend and ally. It is odd that Erdogan, who has been so friendly with Obama, would think he had a hand in the coup, but in any case, this just reemphasizes that rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey is no friend or ally of the United States, and should not be treated as one.

erdoganTurkish government extends control over security services

A new decree in Turkey has given President Tayyip Recep Erdogan and the prime minister the authority to issue direct orders to the commanders of the army, air force and navy.

The sweeping new law also shuts down military schools, establishes a new national defence university, puts the force commanders directly under the defence ministry and announces the discharge of 1,389 military personnel.

Turkey-deal-695077 resized‘The risk is great’ Turkey migrant deal could collapse admits EU boss Juncker

Turkey made a landmark deal to stop illegal immigration to Europe via its shores, in return for financial aid and the promise of visa-free travel to much of the bloc plus accelerated talks on EU membership.

But Ankara has complained Europe is not living up to its side of the accord and has alarmed EU leaders by cracking down on president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s opponents, especially after the failed coup.

“The risk is great. The success of the pact so far is fragile. President Erdogan has several times hinted he wants to terminate the agreement.”

He said that if the deal did fail “then you can expect that again refugees are standing at the gates of Europe”.

failed-attempted-coup-by-Turkish-soldiers resizedTurkey cancels 50,000 passports as President Erdogan tightens noose around suspected dissidents after failed coup

It is the latest stage in President Erdogan’s clampdown on alleged dissidents in the country, and signals his regime’s increasingly authoritarian policies.

It comes after the Turkish Government shut down 130 media outlets in a mass purge of the media following the coup attempt.

U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Turkey’s anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide

Gulen’s schools have been a key source of influence and revenue for his “Hizmet” movement. It runs some 2,000 educational establishments in around 160 countries, from Afghanistan to the United States. The schools are generally well equipped, teach a secular curriculum in English, and are popular, especially in poorer countries, with the political and business elite.

  • Islam’s a cesspool. What’s new.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The original Coup attempt was a false flag event, probably seeded and grown in the same manner as the BC Nuttall-Korody case now playing out in the courts.
    The real Coup in Turkey is what we are watching now.

  • Brett_McS

    Sounds like there is just time to secure the border with Turkey to stop the threatened wave of ‘refugees’. But with the Euros do it?

  • mobuyus

    erdogan has got to stop inhaling randy Donkey prong.

  • Hypothetically speaking, are immigrants smart enough to stop crossing Turkey if it becomes a red-hot glowing wasteland? And does it matter if they aren’t?

  • simus1

    It is helpful to remember that the Erdogan Catering Company had a close up and personal view of what went down at the Emperor Barry – Hitlery sponsored train wreck in Benghazi. The Sultan no doubt took stock of their reliability as allies when TSHTF and altered course elsewhere much more rapidly than planned originally.

  • pdxnag

    And every last Turk in Europe is being fast-tracked out?

  • Here’s an idea: Since everybody in the Muslim World seems to be a refugee now or is soon to be one, why don’t we just give them all the transportation (Jeeps, Greyhound busses and Camels) they need to go from one stinking hell-hole with Islamic morons who hate them a lot (Shia?) to any other Islamic hell-hole where there are morons who hate them a little less (Sunni?). Won’t the whole mess even out? Or maybe not In any case, let them figure out what they are doing wrong together instead of giving them space in our homes to do it wrong where our leaders do not have the courage to teach them the hard lessons.

  • Jessiemac

    The night of the coup I listened as the big refueling takers flew overhead and out to the Atlantic. I knew that they were headed out to refuel fighters who would be protecting Incirlik base or it probably would have fallen that night. I think it would be wise to pack-up all removables (including vehicles and anything portable) at that base and ship that stuff out so it can’t be used by the Turkish enemy. The last one out presses the button that levels the rest of the base.

    • tom_billesley

      I’m presuming the nukes have already been removed.

      • Slickfoot

        That’s quite a presumption, I’m not so sanguine that the our best interests are being looked after.

      • How’s Obama going to get the nukes to the Islamists if they’re removed?

        • Minicapt



  • Alain

    For some reason Iran and Carter came to mind.

  • xavier

    Seems access has been restored

    It seems that the Chief of the joint staff is coming to visit the base and talk to Turkish officials.

    I bet there were some back channels and Erogodan was personally told that he was personally responsible for what happens during the visit. Nothing like the threat of becoming vapourware caused him to relent