Turkish former air force commander tells interrogators he DID plot coup against Erdogan – after he is pictured bloodied and beaten

Former Turkish air force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to prosecutors his role in plotting the coup that attempted to topple the government over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports.

Gen Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he ‘acted with intention to stage a coup’.

Earlier today officials accused of masterminding the uprising, including Ozturk, were paraded on camera with their hands bound and ordered to give their name and rank before being taken to be interrogated.

Photographs appeared to show several injuries to Gen Ozturk’s head and upper body.

ANKARA, TURKEY - JULY 17: Former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk (C) is seen under custody at Ankara Police Headquarters following the failed Parallel State/Gulenist Terrorist Organization's military coup attempt, in Ankara, Turkey on July 17, 2016.  (Photo by Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

ANKARA, TURKEY – JULY 17: Former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk (C) is seen under custody at Ankara Police Headquarters following the failed Parallel State/Gulenist Terrorist Organization’s military coup attempt, in Ankara, Turkey on July 17, 2016.
(Photo by Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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  • WalterBannon

    He should’a had a V-8

    • BillyHW

      Somebody didn’t stay in a Holiday Inn last night.

  • xavier

    Boy from the Reichstag fire to stalin’s purges Erogodan doesn’t miss a beat eh?

    I really hope that Europe tanks the Turkish economy and calla in every loan and refuses any more credit. Let the Saudis pay for their puppet

    • ismiselemeas

      The Turkish economy will tank itself. It doesn’t need help from Europe. What the EU needs to do now is shore up its southern walls and tell the Turks to fuck off.

      • xavier

        Yeah but accelerating the demise is in our strategic interests
        Well the Greek and Germans need to kiss and make up fast. Erogodan will start to destabilize Greece if only because 8 golpistas are there for starters

        • ismiselemeas

          Every western nation propping up Turkey needs to withdraw funding, NATO need to throw the kitten out of the car, the EU needs to categorically refuse membership and Germany et al needs to withhold dual nationality. Let Turkey look to the east for everything.

  • JusticeVegas

    Welcome to the EU…one giant banana republic.

  • jack burns

    Meanwhile, the US airbase holding nuclear weapons is under Turkish control and we’re not demanding that they back off. Maybe its a gift to sultan Erdogan from a secret admirer.

    • ismiselemeas

      It can never happen. The decommission switch is still in Washington.

      • jack burns

        The fissionable material is in the bomb.

        • Minicapt

          Which makes it a dirty bomb, not a nuke.

          Cheers

          • Will Quest

            What Recep Tayyip-yip-yip-yip-yip Erdoğan’s right hands possess…… the spoils of jihad can be quite exciting, even for a barking islamist …….Thee-hee-heee-heeee !

          • jack burns

            You got my point. Very good.

  • Alain

    I can only applaud how well staged the whole thing was, including this. This was not a real coup or attempted coup.

  • k1962

    I hate Erdogan. Next time, no 1/2 assed attempt at a coup!

  • Clausewitz

    There’s no such thing as testimony under duress laws in Islamic States.