Major Akkurt: First Hero, Then Traitor

Major Akkurt: First Hero, Then Traitor

In the previous post, we tried to dissect the testimony Lt. Col. Levent Turkkan and laid bare many contradictions that basically rendered the confession useless. In that testimony, Turkkan mentions about Major Mehmet Akkurt and particularly highlights his ties to...
Levent Turkkan’s Testimony: Contradictions

Levent Turkkan’s Testimony: Contradictions

This week, Turkish state news agency Anadolu published the confession of Lt. Col. Levent Turkkan, aide-de-camp of Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar. Turkkan’s confession is considered to be the highest-level ‘evidence’ that Gulenists are behind the coup. We have to...
Turkey suspends dead prosecutor on coup charges

Turkey suspends dead prosecutor on coup charges

Since the coup attempt on July 15, the Turkish authorities sacked, fired or suspended tens of thousands of public employees and detained thousands of army officers, police officers, judges, prosecutors along with hundreds of civilians. The pace of the purge in the...
Who was behind Turkey’s coup attempt?

Who was behind Turkey’s coup attempt?

This blog is primarily designed to uncover who were behind the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15. The government was quick to blame Gulenists for the failed coup attempt. Gulen and his followers deny that they conspired against the government through the military...