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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Intelligence knew in advance about the impending coup in Turkey

Two pilots, shot down in November last year, the Russian su-24 in the skies over Syria, was detained by police officers of Turkey for the participation in the revolt on the night of 16 July. Meanwhile, testifying former commander of the air force, who allegedly confessed to organizing the coup, and intelligence stated that he knew in advance about the impending rebellion.

photo: AP

The participants in the operation to intercept the su-24 Russian space forces in the skies over Syria in November last year, two pilots of the Turkish air force, which shot down the plane Oleg Peshkov, were members of a coup that occurred in the night from 15 to 16 July.

Read the material: Turkish Authorities arrested the pilots, who shot down Russian su-24

Now both arrested persons are suspected of having links with the opposition Islamist preacher living in the United States, Fethullah gülen. It Ankara considers as the organizer of a military coup.

Another of the organizers is considered a former commander of the Turkish air force Akin Ozturk. He was one of those 100 generals who were detained after the failed coup. On the eve of the appeared information about the fact that Ozturk pleaded guilty of involvement in the coup, but the former commander has denied these media reports. “I’m not the one who planned or managed a coup attempt on 15 July. And I don’t know who did it” — quoted by NTV.

The news came from the Turkish scouts. To be about the impending coup became known in a few hours. National intelligence organization (MIT) warned of this army on 15 July at 16:00 (same as GMT), RT writes with reference to the Nokta magazine. The reaction was immediate: at 16:30 the Deputy head of MIT, Hakan Fidan conveyed the information to Deputy commander of the armed forces of Turkey, Yashar Guler. Already at 18:30 the head of the General staff Hulusi Akar was ordered to close the sky for any flight and prohibit the movement of troops and armored vehicles.

Watch the video on “the Complete picture of a failed military coup in Turkey

A military coup in Turkey in the night of July 16, was not successful. The rebels dispersed, organizers judged. The leader of the coup have called the former head commander of Turkish air force Ozturk. At the moment, the possibility of restoration of the death penalty against participants in the rebellion. Watch the video.

Coup in Turkey. Chronicle of events

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