Neocon War Lobby in US and EU Turns on Erdogan

A poster with a picture of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, displayed in Istanbul, Turkey

American “expert” on the Middle East Michael Rubin, member of the radical Zionist AEI, analyzed the possibility and perspectives of a military coup in Turkey.

According to the author, the current situation in the country is bad and “getting worse.” Particularly, the problem is rooted not only in the weakening system of national defense amid the growing terrorist threat.Rubin also outlined a number of contributing domestic issues. Turkey’s public debt may be stable but its private debt is getting out control. The tourism industry is almost in ruins. Finally, the weakening national currency is having an impact on citizens’ buying power, the analyst wrote for the American Enterprise Institute.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “out-of-control,” the article read. He is imprisoning political opponents, cracking down on the freedom of speech and “building palaces at the rate of a mad sultan.”

Earlier this month, Erdogan even threatened to dissolve the Turkish constitutional court.

“His outbursts are raising eyebrows both in Turkey and abroad. Even members of his ruling party whisper about his increasing paranoia, according to some Turkish officials,” Rubin wrote.

The analyst also brought up the Kurdish problem. Originally, Erdogan resumed peace talks with Kurds, but then he started a war against them. At the same time, Ankara has no chance to win this war while chances are high of a “de facto partition.”

Turkey understands that Erdogan is leading the country to nowhere, and the Turkish military understands this too.

“So if the Turkish military moves to oust Erdogan and place his inner circle behind bars, could they get away with it? In the realm of analysis rather than advocacy, the answer is yes,” the author wrote.

Ahead of presidential elections, Barack Obama’s administration is unlikely to do more than castigate possible coup leaders, especially if they laid out a path to restore democracy in Turkey.

Washington will no longer show sympathy for Erdogan as it did for dethroned Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, according to the article. When Morsi was ousted his commitment to democracy was a matter of discussion. In the case of Turkey, both Republicans and Democrats will be ready to work with the new regime.The fact that Turkey is one of the oldest NATO members could not prevent a coup, the analyst added.

He assumed that coup leaders would immediately release all jailed journalists and return seized newspapers and broadcasters to their rightful owners to avoid European and US criticism of human right violations in Turkey.

What is more, if the new government expresses willingness to work with Kurds the US and the EU would support it.

To sum up, Rubin noted that he makes no predictions. However, there are two strong factors that “Turkey’s rocky politics would soon get rockier” – the deepening domestic tensions and the chance that the Turkish military would suffer no significant consequences in the event of a coup.


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10 Responses to "Neocon War Lobby in US and EU Turns on Erdogan"

  1. captain obvious  March 27, 2016 at 1:48 am

    “nannie wheres the pony I want a pony show me the pony”
    (nothing personal just low humor about the dog and pony show)

  2. Ramirez  March 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

    All about Meritocracy over Demon-ocracy, for me the Morphegenic field is fine so long as people take the responsibility to stay informed and act accordingly as and when, then if someone lets the Meritocarcy down the public takes their consent away with another taking their place.

    It is remarkable how simple it all actually is !

  3. George Bowling  March 26, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Everybody is falling for this article, lock, stock, and barrel. It looks like a BIG diversion on Israels part, to move our eyes away from the true source of this debacle. Behind the whole game, is the Zio takeover plan. And by using such well composed articles like this, they are steering us away from the real culprits in Tel Aviv. Thus by telling us to believe that there is no Israel link, and they are not connected!! Another BIG FAT Zio-LIE! This is worthy of some serious thought.. try it!

  4. Nannie  March 26, 2016 at 2:46 am

    That’s true. Erdogan is the dog and Israhell is the master

  5. captain obvious  March 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

    they just don’t like his too blatant way of just following orders. he is FAR worse than Ghadaffi ever was for HIS people in his country Libya, or Assad and HIS people-country Syria. “all wars are bankster wars”, Libya and Syria weren’t playing footsies with the banksters so they were demonized for being toppled. now they want erDOGan gone like Saddam so he can’t tell about all the freaks who gave him all his order$$… “Saddam has WMD’s OMG!” gee lets not mention who gave-sold him the stuff. same for erDOGan supplying bio-weapons to mercenary military posing as “rebels” in Syria, where is erDOG getting the stuff? shhhh….. dont tell!

    • George Bowling  March 26, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Yeah Capt.Obvious, agreed yet again! But it IS shamefully obvious. And regretfully, only to those of us that are not the average American “Sleeping Sheeple”.. Tks /gb

  6. Worker Bee  March 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Is this a sign that yet another tin-pot dictator is getting thrown under the bus when he stops being useful to the NWO?

  7. cynthiamaccioli  March 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    “Restore democracy in Turkey”?? Living in the rat infested police state of Uncle Sam, I fail to see what’s so good about democracy. What’s good about capitalism? Haven’t we all seen the “good” that these two entities have brought us. Democracy in Turkey, yeah, that’s a great idea.

    • captain obvious  March 26, 2016 at 12:46 am

      bingo.. they don’t talk about how they sabotaged our economy, national deficit, police state fascism locking people up for being poor and offering “military service” as an out from jail (who needs a draft when, right?). this is “oh hey look” pointing a finger at erDOGan for just following orders.. but when you point a finger at someone, three are pointing back at you..

  8. Nannie  March 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    And “King Willem de Bolle” too.

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