Coup In Turkey Has Become Dark “Purge Of 50,000 Teachers, Judges, Soldiers and Officials”

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    This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his Economic Collapse blog.

    Editor’s Comment: This coup remains highly suspicious, and the relationship between Erdogan and the U.S. as time moves forward will be telling. This coup-turned-into-a-purge will have repercussions for the Syrian War and the “fight” against ISIS, which curiously has involved incubating and armed ISIS as well.

    The dark nexus between secret intelligence operations and these ongoing wars and destabilizations in the Middle East and surrounding areas have bogged down American interests and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who’ve been exploited by a sham war fought for phony reasons against bought-and-paid for enemies. The alliance with Turkey is shakier than ever, as the role of the U.S. in the attempted coup remains unclear.

    Erdogan’s Staged Coup Has Resulted In A Purge Of 50,000 Teachers, Judges, Soldiers And Government Officials

    by Michael Snyder

    Barack Obama’s “friend” in Turkey is a deeply corrupt radical Islamist dictator that has just staged a coup to consolidate his grip on power.  As I have reported previously, 1,845 “journalists, writers and critics” have been arrested for “insulting” President Erdogan over just the past two years, and a couple of years ago he had a monstrous 1,100 room presidential palace built for himself that is 30 times larger than the White House.  With each passing day, more evidence emerges which seems to indicate that the recent “coup” was a staged event meant to enable Erdogan and his allies to eliminate their enemies and solidify their stranglehold over the nation.  At this point the number of victims of “Erdogan’s purge” has hit 50,000, but the final number will not be known for quite some time.

    Of course there is a possibility that the coup was not staged, but if it wasn’t staged it was the worst military coup that I have seen in my entire lifetime.  As Fox News has pointed out, not a single high level member of government was killed or detained…

    Among the questions being asked are why coup plotters didn’t execute the most basic steps in seizing power, like securing Erdogan and other top officials. Not a single member of his cabinet and inner-circle AKP party leadership was detained. Nor did coup plotters effectively take control of TV, radio and internet outlets. The government TRT station and CNN Turk were for a time occupied by alleged coup plotters, who quickly retreated as the putsch fell apart.

    It is being reported that soldiers that took part in the coup claimed “that they thought that they were taking part in military exercises”, and those running the “coup” allowed Erdogan’s plane to fly across the country without incident.  Here is more from Fox News

    Coup plotters also failed to secure most airports and other transportation hubs, didn’t occupy or attack Erdogan’s $600 million presidential palace, and failed to intercept his plane before, during or after he flew from one of the country’s busiest and most accessible airports back to Istanbul. This despite the supposed active participation of top generals in Turkey’s Air Force, which maintains a fleet of F-16 aircraft easily capable of tracking, intercepting or – if it came to it – shooting down Erdogan’s plane.

    There were opposition soldiers that did occupy Ataturk International Airport for a short time, but they suspiciously left just in time for Erdogan’s plane to land.

    So much about this supposed “coup” absolutely stinks, and that includes the fact that lists of judges, teaches, soldiers and government officials to be rounded up after the coup appear to have been prepared ahead of time.  This is so obvious that even the EU commissioner in charge of Turkey’s membership bid, Johannes Hahn, is commenting on it…

    It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

    I’m very concerned. It is exactly what we feared.”

    So far, at least 50,000 people have been rounded up or stripped of their positions since the coup.  The following breakdown of “the purge” comes from the BBC

    • 6,000 military personnel have been arrested, with more than two dozen generals awaiting trial
    • Nearly 9,000 police officers have been sacked
    • Close to 3,000 judges have been suspended
    • Some 1,500 employees of Turkey’s finance ministry have been dismissed
    • 492 have been fired from the Religious Affairs Directorate
    • More than 250 staff in Mr Yildirim’s office have been removed

    Not included in that list are 15,200 education workers and 1,577 university deans that were just sacked

    But while Turkey’s press is already mostly under Erdogan’s control, it is the educational witch hunt fallout that is far more troubling, and just as expected over the past hour we have gotten a glimpse of just how extensive the Turkish’s president cleansing of secular society will be, when the state-run Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey’s ministry of education has sacked 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement with a group the government claims is responsible for Friday’s failed coup.

    Even more shocking, Anadolu reports that Turkey’s Board of Higher Education has requested the resignations of all 1,577 university deans, effectively dismissing them.  Of the deans dismissed, 1,176 worked in public universities and 401 in private institutions.

    In addition, the teaching licenses of 21,000 teachers there were employed at private educational institutions have been revoked.

    In one fell swoop, Erdogan is eliminating as much institutional opposition to his leadership as he possibly can.  And not only is he stripping them of their jobs and arresting many of them, CNN is reporting that he actually wants to push for the death penalty for anyone that has any connection to “treason”…

    Turkey’s President refuses to rule out the death penalty for thousands of people arrested after a failed military coup Friday, despite warnings that reintroducing capital punishment could dash Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union.

    Speaking through his translator in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the failed military coup a “clear crime of treason.”

    The Turkish people have made it clear they want death for the “terrorists” who plotted the coup, Erdogan said in his first interview since the July 15 attempt.

    Erdogan has been a radical Islamist throughout his entire political career, and his goal has always been to transform Turkey from a highly secular society into a highly Islamic one.

    Sadly, now he has the power to do just that.

    So what does the future hold for people of other faiths in Turkey?  Well, we may have gotten some clues on the night of the alleged “coup”

    During the night of 15 July, unidentified assailants broke the glass panels in the door of the Malatya Protestant Church. The pastor, Tim Stone, said he thought someone with a grudge against the church had taken advantage of the general unrest.

    Meanwhile, in Trabzon, on the northern coast, around 10 people smashed the windows of the Santa Maria Catholic Church, where in 2006 a priest, Fr. Andrea Santoro, was murdered. The attackers tried to break into the church, but a group of Muslim neighbors drove them away, before contacting a priest.

    And as Erdogan continues to transform into a Turkish version of Adolf Hitler, he is putting his nation’s membership in NATO in jeopardy.  The following comes from the Telegraph

    In an ideal world, it would be in everyone’s interests for Mr Erdogan to cease his efforts to turn Turkey into an Iranian-style Islamic republic, thereby allowing Turkey to retain its place at Nato’s top table. But if he really is determined to pursue his radical Islamist agenda, then Nato will have no option but to rid itself of its troublesome Turkish ally.

    What is happening in Turkey right now is truly chilling.

    A country that is already a member of NATO and that was supposed to become a member of the European Union is rapidly becoming a hardcore radical Islamic dictatorship.

    Let us keep a close eye on these developments, because ultimately they could have tremendous implications for Europe and for the entire Middle East in the years ahead.

    GetPreparedNow-MichaelSnyderBarbaraFixMichael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

    Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

    If you want to know what is coming and what you can do to prepare, read his latest book [amazon text=Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming & How You Can Survive It&asin=150522599X].


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      1. Impeach.
        Put the Treasonous USSA politicians in prison.

        Bring back:
        Freedom — Liberty –Justice — Constitution — Public Servant Accountability.

        Those guilty of Treason should be held accountable in “changed” USSA Amerikka.

        -Criminal Politicians are controlling the government in USSA.
        -Traitor Politicians are provoking a Nuclear War to destroy our once great Nation.
        -Politicians are allowing our Borders wide open to those that will harm your family.
        -Politicians are pitting Police against their neighbors to divide. Black against white to divide.

        The Politicians are the enemy. Police are only the hammer that Politicians condone.

        More Savage Stupidity:

        Senseless Savages gone wild.

      2. Most Americans will not want to read these words, but they must be spelt out. Radical Islam is very real and a major threat. It is fascistic in its tendency and is akin to the threat the Nazis represented, namely an intolerant belief system that is willing to kill large numbers to get its way. The US has consistently since Eisenhower not backed progressive, modernizing and democratic ideas and people in the Middle East; instead, the US has supported autocrats, Islamic fascists, anti-modernizers, anti-democrats.

        The coup fits in with this pattern, sadly. It is nothing more than an opportunity to execute many thousands of people who will be said to be unIslamic enough for today’s Turkey. It will further turn Erdogan into a regional dictator and power lord. Why does America want to do this?

        America wants the strongest hands in control in the Middle East. Islamic fascists are the strongest hands (think Saudi Arabia). They will kill as many as it takes, they will rule with an iron fist, and they will sell resources to the highest bidder, no questions asked. They have basically taken over the UN and they have much of Europe coming under their control. A dark Burka-like shroud is clouding over the world as we sit here in front of our computers. I hate to say it, but the only thing that can fight this is something as strong and focused: something united and capturing the life forces of free people and the higher civilizations.

        • and I am sure Erdogan, knows exactly what he is doing and he KNOWS where those nukes are stored and he knows Obama is either weak OR is on his side either way, something BIG may come out of this yet, we have not seen the ending of Turkey faked coup!

          • Agree, something REALLY BIG is the works. Just do a count on the things that have gone ‘missing’ in the past two years:

            1) At least one major airliner
            2) Large parts of the Turkish navy and its special forces
            3) Many millions of migrants from Africa and the Middle East
            4) Vast quantities of armaments, surface-to-air missiles, explosives
            5) US nukes now held hostage at Turkish base
            6) All the money from the bank bailouts
            7) All the money from ISIS selling oil and gas

            And that’s just what I found using open source info. What has gone on that we do not know about?

        • It almost makes me vomit to see one of “our” politicians give a nice little squeeze to this horrible dictator–Erdogan… as if he were an honorable person. The world really is a dark place now.

      3. They all know we are on the brink of total thermo nuclear immolation

        • This “coup” was most likely a false flag intended to bring Islamic Rule to Turkey. 🙁

          • DK, my thoughts exactly. The purge Erdogan is waging reminds me of Stalin. I sympathize with the plight of the good people in turkey.

      4. Obviously cleaning house. Incirlik AFB still without power and 50+ nukes housed there. That may end up being an earth shattering mistake. Obummer and the stooges might want to get those back before something BAD happens. What are the current odds radical Islam kills half the planet in the next year? I’m thinking even up at this point . . .

        • Obama WANTS the nukes to be “lost”.

      5. During the 50’s and 60’s the Commies did this every where they took over.

        But Turkey is our friend, and in NATO. I wonder just how soon they stab us in the back????


        • Only 50,000?????? Erdog ain’t got nothing on Mao. Mao is Hillary’s hero.

      6. Want to see who is behind it?

        Russia Bans All Citizens From Turkey As Massive US-NATO Armada Moves To Attack

        CIA Pilots Who Downed Russian Warplane And Targeted Erdogan For Death Arrested In Turkey

        Turkish Leader Praises Putin For Saving His Live—But Vows “Revenge” On Obama

        • Sam, is not a good source for information. supposedly a propaganda site run by Russian intelligence.

          • website hosted by in Reston, VA.
            most likely CIA

            Org: AS25847 ServInt
            City: Reston
            Region: Virginia
            Country: US
            Loc: 38.9311,-77.3489

        • Absolutely right, and that is when an atomic bomb hits a major US city, in my opinion, and it would have all been orchestrated

      7. Dhs looking for truck bomb in Cleveland right this second.

        They have planted it and will detonate it during trumps acceptance speech tomorrow night.

        The perfect event

        • The old McVey playbook.

        • CC, any links for that report?

          • ht tp://

            ht tp://

            Quick google search found these. Not sayin’ I believe it. It’s just what I found.

      8. Reading this shows that mudslime president is setting us up for massive terror from his religion of peace. Just a side from the direction of this article. We still have 1500 airmen locked down in turkey on a base that has nukes. My son in law is a specialist in computers and communication in the air force and on his 4th tour in the middle east. Right after they shut off the power to the airbase in turkey they immediately shut off the phones and internet that was the method my daughter used to talk with him. These steps are not taken unless a base in on extremely high alert or something akin to war footing. That said the negroid subhuman pavement ape scratching his nappy hair went golfing (probably to some bathhouse so he can do a hole in one with one of his boytoys) and just lets our servicemen sit and wonder if at anytime that Islamic pos erodgan launches an attack to seize the nukes. If bozo will let our men die in bengazi, he will let them die in turkey he and every damn whinney democrat are cowards to the core, they have a yellow streak permanently dyed on their backs. This was an act of war against the United States who had legitimate right to be on that base, perhaps ole Istanbul should become a glass parking lot, it would definitely help in Islamic pest control.

        • I’m pretty sure Turkey has its own nukes .
          I wonder how long it takes for the sand dwellers to launch one ?
          These people are nuts , just plain nuts .

          • Went and did some research, Turkey does not have nukes it is listed as housing ie our military bases. They also have no chemical or biological listed. One military analysis stated that if Iran gets nukes and with bozos help they will Turkey may be forced into getting nukes, so if they steal them that would make things so much easier than building them from scratch.

      9. Turkey with Obama’s help……….IranII

      10. Hope everyone is well today and prepped to the ceiling. This all looks bad and yes Mr. O will allow all of the above and then some. How did we allow ourselves to get in the mess??

        Prepare for the worst and hope for the best is about all we can do at the moment.

      11. Hillary is also on record on the 15th as being very supportive of Erdogan, despite earlier ties to Gulen. She may have been just trying to play both sides of the fence, seeing which way to fall when it happened, but now she’s officially supporting Erdogan and his insane list of 50,000 plotters. This has become nothing more than a Stalinesque purge of dissenters and Hillary is backing it publicly.

      12. Smokey, I’m sure that Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, etc. would be proud.

      13. Erdogan has already said if Turkey is denied entry to the EU,he is going to unleash the Muslim hordes ‘refugees’ on Europe. Yes,he will do it. In fact,I believe he will do it even if they let Turkey in. Bye-bye Europe

      14. Follow the money…

      15. looks like someone forgot to flush, like my name says, thats all that is left and what is coming turdz on the horizon and they have mushroom clouds

      16. Obama has a number of things on his To-Do List. They are:

        1) Attack Iran and remove Assad from Syria.
        2) Attack Russia.
        3) Introduce New World Order.

        He needs something big to make all of that happen between now and November. Turkey could be the key that opens up that can of worms. They need bodies to get these deeds done. American troops are not numerous enough to do it nor motivated. But troops in other countries are very available if you pay them enough. They also can die like flies and do not create the bad press back in the States.

        • “bad press” ?
          There wont be any press , most will never know .

      17. Erdogan is not an ally of the West. He may have some big money deals with a few insiders, but that’s it. He is a dictator and in my humble observation, a wack job. The only reason anyone in government likes him is because of the strategic location of Turkey. The gateway to the Black Sea, to Europe, to the middle East, to SW Asia. Turkey sits at the crossroads of the world. Good place to make a parking lot.

      18. Prep Tip

        Is it time to update your Paper Maps of your Area of Operation or to your BOL. Use Google maps prints so you can identify land and major structures.

        Use old maps to write notes upon them.

        DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer is a good pick. Lots of info.

        Prep for War.

        • Get hard copy USGS maps for your area and plastic map tubes to store them in.

          Works for me. 🙂

          • DurangoKidd

            The time is getting short because there are too many
            problems piled one on top of the other. Shit has to HTF soon. Sitting on a powder keg with a short fuse.

            Hope many have acquired their force multipliers that could give them a tactical advantage. Read about them All in the archives at SHTF PLAN.

            Navigational maps are a good thing to have should you acquire a large vessel in your travels.

      19. There are many white girls kidnapped or lured to Turkey and living or dying sex slaves.

      20. Prep as though there will NOT be an Election.

        And if there IS an election, prep as though there won’t be an Inauguration.

        And if there IS an Inauguration, keep ON preppin’ because evil has to keep on going until the Second Coming of Our Lord.

        The guy in Turkey is but one example of many– a friend of mine has her gas pumped by a former high school Physics Teacher FROM Turkey who LEFT Turkey a few years ago with his family to escape the persecution that has been ongoing there.

        We are NOT the United States of ISIS.

        We are the United States of AMERICA– one nation, under GOD!

        But our ENTIRE country had better get RIGHT with God because if you go to number of abortions dot com you will see that this country appears to be under Satan’s grip but that is just ONE of reason our Heavenly Parent is about to send Chastisements to his human family. Another is for prayer being removed from schools.

        If your kids did this stuff to YOU, what would YOU do?

        Godlessness comes from the decision to follow Satan. Wouldn’t you do SOMETHING to get their attention?

        As Dr. Peck wrote, you are either under the lordship of Satan, or the Lordship of Christ. You must choose one or the other. And your actions each and every day demonstrate if you are under the grip of Satan as evidenced by hatred, or, if your behavior emulates that of Christ.

        Yes, life is difficult. Which is why we must choose wisely. Every day.

        God bless you all.

        – the Lone Ranger

        • If your a member of RCG, you would know that certain things must come to pass and no amount of interference will prevent Christs return. Those in power are there because God has willed it so, but for a purpose.

      21. Maybe God should stop kicking the can down the road like the rest of the no good manipulators of the world.
        I am sure He would protect those who have done good in the world but the rest of us are headed into the abyss. Cause that is where the world has to go.. He has to follow through with His plan and teach us all a lesson.
        Been hearing this for years.
        Me, I look forward to it. In my own words. I would like for Him to set the record straight, so to speak.

      22. Reichstag Fire or Night of the Long Knives. Take your choice.

      23. This wasn’t a real Coup Erdogan planned this so he could have his purge…

      24. Turkey is converting to Islam. No turning back now.

      25. Purge is a huge fear. Genocide. It is more common than Americans realize. Coming to a theater near you.

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