In Turkey, after the failed coup attempt on July 16, 2016, there goes on the sweeping of public ranks supported by the accumulated anti-American sentiment. The latter get amplified every day. Washington becomes a real demon for both the current Turkish leadership and the people of the country.




Truth Will Out


After the coup attempt on July 16, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became extremely frank; through the state media, he accused the US of supporting the insurgency organizers. The Turkish leader underpinned his accusations in the next few days, pointing to the involvement of the United States in what had happened. Even serious Turkish publications wrote about the CIA money that were behind the developments in Turkey. However, now the Turkish intelligence services know much more than in the first days after the coup. There were mentioned the names of American experts who were behind the organization of the bloody scenario to overthrow the Turkish leader, in which dozens of ordinary citizens were killed.


Now, in Turkey they always call the actions of the US “a stab in the back,” mentioning that the two countries are NATO allies and that the US has had a strong influence on the Turkish leadership. The only explanation for actions of Americans is: they have shown that they are playing an individual game in the Middle East, and that Turkey is not an ally, but as a bargaining chip, an area of struggle. However, just like other countries in the region, Turkey is drawn into the tangled US plan one way or another. They will sacrifice these “allies,” including the presidents and the governments, whenever it is necessary, just like it happened with Turkey and Erdogan.


A few days ago, Turkish newspapers published the lists of names of the US intelligence personnel involved in the coup in Turkey. Thus, according to the “Aksam” newspaper, the coup experts arrived in the country on the eve of the event (July 13-15) and directly co-ordinated the actions of the rebels. Their tasks also included information support and coverage of the coup in the western publications and local media that controlled by supporters of the coup. According to the online edition of “Constantinople,” “There are exact proofs that a number of officials attributed to the US diplomatic representation are involved in the CIA.”


The released list features fairly well-known names. These people were in Turkey both on the day before, and exactly at the X hour (July 16). According to the Turkish sources, the Buyukada island near Istanbul was their headquarters. They urgently left the country after finding out that the coup attempt failed and the rebels were arrested.


Thus, the list of those who prepared and supervised the coup includes:


Graham Fuller is a former CIA official who worked in the Middle East for 20 years. It was he who was responsible for the support received by adherents of Gülen, a disgraced Turkish preacher who currently lives in Pennsylvania. With Fuller’s support, Gülen, who escaped from Turkey a few years ago, has managed to obtain permanent residency in the United States. At that time, personal guarantees were provided three CIA employees, Fuller among them. This character is described in detail by William Engdahl in his book “Holy Wars of the Western World.” According to him, Graham Fuller was no ordinary intelligence officer; he was actively involved in coordination of activities of the Mujahideen and other organizations of political Islam. It was he who suggested the use of the “Muslim Brotherhood” movement and similar Islamist groups as a tool of American foreign policy. In 1982, Graham Fuller was appointed as a national intelligence officer in charge of the CIA for the Middle East and South Asia. Turkey became his area of responsibility at the time. In 1986, Fuller became vice-chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, and in 1988, when the war of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan was coming to an end, Fuller formally retired from the intelligence service to the RAND analytical center of the Washington neo-conservatives, which was closely associated with the Pentagon and the CIA. According to various evidences, this character helped to develop a strategy for creation of the Gülen movement and its use as a geopolitical force to penetrate the countries of the former Soviet Union in Central Asia. “Fuller dedicated his years of experience in the RAND to studying the Islamic fundamentalism in Turkey, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Algeria. In his works, he considered the issues of Iraq’s survival, wrote about the post-Soviet “new geopolitics in Central Asia,” where Gülen sent his adherents in order to establish “Gülen schools” and madrassas,” William Engdahl writes in his book.


Henri Barkey is one of the leaders of the Turkish direction in the CIA; previously, he was a member of the US State Department for Policy Planning in the Middle East. He was famous for his articles against the Turkish statehood.


Helen Laypson is an assistant of the head of the US National Security Council; the former vice chairperson of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA.


Sylvia Teriaky is a political analyst who oversees Israel, Palestine, and Armenia.


Ahmed Morsi is an expert at the Carnegie Endowment who oversees Egypt and Iran.


Ellie Geranmayer is an employee of the Department of Foreign Relations of the European Council; in charge of Iran and Saudi Arabia.


Mesud Karokhail is an analyst on the Middle East, an expert of a number of international NGOs.


Marwa Daudi is the Associate Professor at the Center for Arab Studies and at Georgetown University. The author of the book “The Watershed between Syria, Turkey and Iraq,” the author of numerous publications about the “atrocities” of the Syrian leadership.


Samir Sumaydaye is a former US ambassador to Iraq; at one time, he represented the opposition to Saddam Hussein.


Ali Vaez is one of the managers of the Woodrow Wilson Center.


Special Interest


As revealed recently, the plan to use Gülen was prepared by the Americans long before the end of November 2015. Back in 2013, the US, after the CIA’s persistent requests, granted political asylum to Gülen, the most famous adherent of Islamic theology and ideology in Turkey. He was very close to Recep Erdogan, they even worked together. Gülen created his social movement “Khizmat” virtually in order to assist and support Erdogan. But after the events that took place in early summer 2013, they were on opposite sides of the barricades. Gülen was forced to flee to the United States. However, in Turkey, there remained his numerous supporters and followers. Gülen controlled a large part of the Turkish media and senior military officials (primarily, in the Turkish Air Force and intelligence services). Americans tried to have an influence on them at the right time, having attached Gülen with strong strings. Moreover, the CIA does not care about beliefs and attitudes of the preacher. They are just blatantly using him – as well as his political opponent Recep Tayyip Erdogan – in their big game.


After the failed coup attempt and removal of Erdogan, the Americans will not settle down, of course. They will definitely come up with something. Perhaps, it is no coincidence that there have occurred bloody terrorist attacks in the towns and villages in the border regions of Turkey, where militants from the Islamic State (the organization that is banned in Russia) have entrenched in the Syrian territories. There are evidences that the ISIS militants plan attacks on nightclubs in the Antalya resorts.


Now, the Americans will be challenged to create tensions inside Turkey, so that a team of coup specialists may emerge in the country once again, headed by Graham Fuller. However, such a team may also appear in any other country that poses a special interest for the CIA. The Turkish special services have managed to find out that the same CIA employees also participated in the events of the so-called “Arab Spring” in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya.