Last summer’s failed military coup in Turkey gave a lot of momentum to the idea of conspiratorial plots against Turkey, centering at the time on the government blaming exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, and officials in the government treating the Obama Administration’s refusal to extradite Gulen as evidence of US involvement.in the plot, with most media reports speculating the CIA played a role.
That carried over into yesterday’s assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in Ankara. All it took was a little baseless speculation by Ankara’s mayor that the assassin, a Turkish riot police officer, was in league with Gulen, to set pro-government media outlets to work.
Major newspapers like Yeni Safak are not just blaming Gulen for the assassination, but accusing the CIA of being behind the plot. Naturally, no evidence exists to support any of this speculation, but after the coup purge of most of the reporters in Turkey willing to question official narrative, it can be expected to remain unquestioned fact.
As far as the underlying assumption, Gulen has already disavowed and condemned the assassination, and the only link to the gunman are claims that the shooter one time attended a college prep course at a university accused of being supported by Gulen. Since the post-coup purge hit materially every university in the country, such a “link” would be true of pretty much anybody in the country who ever attended such a class anywhere in Turkey.
4 thoughts on “Pro-Govt Turkish Media Blames CIA for Russian Ambassador’s Assassination”
‘…accusing the CIA of being behind the plot…’
Given the history of this vile organization,
these scum bastards are the likely suspects.
If it looks and sounds like a duck…THEN
The Turkish media is spot on target as everybody can view and listen here.
Aug 9, 2016 Kill Russians, kill Iranians, scare Assad!
Ex CIA deputy Mike Morell – Aug 8 – Charlie Rose
The continuous and clearly unending determination to avoid any light to be thrown on”moderate” Gulen here in US is getting very stale. There is much too talk abou HIM instead continuously focusung on what is done TO his followers in Turkey. Gulen just like our own Soros — remains under the radar.
Gulen Foundation is a massive project directed and managed by someone other then a cleric from Turkey with an elementary school education. Gulen is a brand; a cleric who was flirting with Salafism in a country where Sunni authority does NOT approve of such Saudi cult. Erdogan won, secular state won, and Gulen left for US as a consequence.
But in his name a network of schools, universities, media ownership, associations of prosecutors, judges and police — all with specific globalist agenda — has spread accross Turkey. He was rebranded as “moderate” cleric. Anyone ever followed such Gulenist media? I followed Daily Zaman for years. It was a copy of NY Times bias applied to Turkish circumstances, and always Erdogan fault. Yani Safak is a breath of fresh air compared to the oppressive lying culture of Gulen media. Public there was tired of Gulen “mainstream” media, and did not beleive it.
Now, with the billions of investment down the drain — bombing attacks will intensify. But
Turkey has survived NATO imposed political instability, executions of elected officials for fifty years. Until 2000 to be precise. But to prosper economically Turkey had to open to Russia, Central Asia, Iran and China for trade. That undermined NATO projects. Turkey found itself in geopolitical nightmare.
Erdogan is immensely popular. So, the list of those that are very angry includes Gulen followers that are in frenzy over “the fall of Aleppo”. Lone loon could not have been able to pose as a security detail in such small setting as an art gallery, so there are accomplices.
And if Trump is true to his word of ending chaos — Turkey is a good place to start. What Gulen is to Turkey, Soros will be to Trump. Keeping in mind that in the conflict between a bulldozer and a swamp, swamp always wins.
Erdogan failed to learn that lesson several times.
POTUS retaliates against Russia for “hacking” the US election? It is possible that the CIA arranged the assassination to damage Turkey and Russian cooperation in Syria. Possible without evidence is good enough for the MSM when the subject is Russian hacking so it is also good enough for Turkish and Russian media when it comes to assassination. All the drone strikes, including assassination of American citizens, makes it plausible that the US had a hand in it.
Fortunately for the world, Putin has control of the Russian versions of McCain, Graham, and little Marco. Sad state of affairs when we have to rely on Russia’s control of their nut jobs because we have no control over our own.
Comments are closed.