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    Russia warned Turkey of coup?

    Several Arab media outlets quoted diplomatic sources in Ankara as saying that Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, known locally as the MIT, received intel from its Russian counterpart that warned of an impending coup in the Muslim state.

    The unnamed diplomats said the Russian army in the region had intercepted highly sensitive army exchanges and encoded radio messages showing that the Turkish army was readying to stage a coup against the administration in Ankara.

    The exchanges included dispatch of several army choppers to President Erdogan's resort hotel to arrest or kill the president.

    The diplomats were not sure of the Russian station that had intercepted the exchanges, but said the Russian army intelligence unit deployed in Khmeimim (also called Hmeimim) in Syria's Northern province of Lattakia is reportedly equipped with state-of-the-art electronic and eavesdropping systems to gather highly sensitive information for the Russian squadrons that are on an anti-terrorism mission in Syria.

    Khmeimim in Northwestern Syria is the only Russian air force base in the war-ravaged country that provides cover for Syrian army and popular forces in multiple fronts across the country, in addition to bombing missions against terrorist targets. The Russian naval fleet, including its only aircraft carrier, are deployed along the coasts of Lattakia border province to provide logistical aid to the air base in a short time. Meantime, Russia has deployed its highly sophisticated S-400 air defense shield at Khmeimim and announced that it covers the entire Syrian skies with the same air defense system.

    Last year, Turkey shot down a Russian Sukhoi bomber over Syrian skies and President Erdogan who was then a staunch enemy of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad rejected extending an apology to Moscow for about a year, although economic sanctions by Russia as well as growing victories by the Syrian army, popular forces, Hezbollah fighters, Iranian advisors and Russian air force cornered the terrorists in Syria and similar victories against ISIL in Iraq convinced the Turkish president to not just apologize for the Sukhoi incident, but also show signs of a U-turn in foreign policy, saying that he is dropping his opposition to President Assad.

    The diplomatic sources said the shift in Erdogan's foreign policy stated only a week before the coup has been "a major cause of several foreign states to provoke and promise support for the army to stage the coup, and the same shift also saved him" as it was not clear if the Russians would provide Ankara with their intel, otherwise.

    Officials of neither country have made any comment on the report yet. In Ankara, official sources, including the Army itself, confirmed that the Turkish army’s top generals had been informed of last week’s coup by the MIT hours before the plot came into action.

    A statement issued by the army on July 19 described the events that took place on July 15, saying a majority within the military managed to suppress the coup attempt due to information provided by the MIT some five hours before the coup plot became public, national newspaper Hurriyet reported.

    “The information given by the National Intelligence Organization on July 15, 2016, at around 4:00 p.m. was evaluated at the General Staff headquarters with the attendance of Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar, Chief of the Army General Salih Zeki Colak and Deputy Chief of Staff General Yasar Guler."
    Erdogan Alerted of Incoming Coup by Russia

    Hurriyet article: Turkish intel informed top generals hours before coup attempt, says army - LOCAL

    The coup may bring Putin and Erdogan closer together, make them buddies once again

    Putin May Be Turkey's New Buddy after the Failed Coup | The National Interest

    Two macho idiot dictators, together... God help us...
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    THAT is interesting, as I thought Putin and Endrogan were at odds.

    But, Putin is smart. Perhaps, he simply took advantage of the situation, and informed Edrogan, in order to foster better ties.

    Makes sense politically, if not personally.
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    I think this good thing, Turkey is natural ally of Russia ~ they are neighbours, tourism, business, even people have pretty similar mentality, and a lot turkic people living in Russia anyway. Turkey and west have nothing incommon.
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    Well, you know...that COULD be a possibility.

    And it would explain why the Russians tipped Edrogan off, if they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    Well, you know...that COULD be a possibility.

    And it would explain why the Russians tipped Edrogan off, if they did.
    And, in turn, he may cooperate with Russia more on... other issues.

    For example, thousands of Russian citizens, mainly Muslims from North Caucasus, separatist and Islamist sympathizers, who left, fled, really, to Turkey, to avoid persecution from Russian authorities, now worry about deportations and extraditions, saying that several dozen young men who were sent back to Russia from Turkey in recent times were never heard from again: No Way Back: The Russians Caught Between Jail and the Islamic State

    Not that Putin had any problems just straight up killing these guys before, bullet in their brain, right there in Turkey: Another terrorist eliminated

    Or France: Chechen shot in Toulouse

    Or wherever else

    Now, though, these ones have a choice: to Russia (FSB off the record arrest, secret jail, torture, probably death); or over the border into Syria, to ISIS (death in battle or gruesome execution on YouTube, most likely).

    What would you choose? lol Keeping in mind that the FSB, the heir to the old KGB, has ways of torture ISIS cannot even imagine...
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    Erdogan taunts Obama over coup attempt in Turkey

    The Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s sensational demand on Saturday to US President Barack Obama to extradite the Islamist preacher Fetullah Gulen living in exile in Pennsylvania does not come as surprise. It had to happen sooner or later.

    But then, Erdogan has chosen to speak publicly on such a highly sensitive issue instead of using the confidential channels of communication.

    Any long-time observer of Erdogan and his political personality can make out that he is taunting Obama within the week of the NATO summit in Warsaw. These are excerpts from Erdogan’s public remarks in Istanbul on Saturday:

    Please meet our request (on Gulen’s extradition) if we (Turkey and US) are strategic partners. I asked you (Obama) previously either to deport him or surrender him to Turkey. I told you that he is considering the coup d’etat, but you didn’t listen.
    Erdogan taunts Obama over coup attempt in Turkey ? Asia Times

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