Jailed Turkish lawyer appeals to President Obama
Lawyer Serdar Ozturk writes to President Obama for intervention in what he calls fabrication of evidence by the CIA in a fictitious plot to overthrow Turkey's Islamist government. In this case, however, the U.S. is seen as the protagonist that's advancing the cause of political Islam in Turkey.
If you ask any secular Turk where the country is going nowadays he or she will tell you that it's going in the direction of Iran. The inevitable reply to why, and why anybody can't stop it, will be that the United States is behind it. As evidence they will point out to the Turkish Islamic missionary Imam Fetullah Gulen who has been living in exile in Pennsylvania purportedly under CIA protection and running Turkey under directions from his American bosses. Another evidence is the obvious emasculation of the Turkish Army, the self-appointed guardians of secularism, with hundreds of high-ranking officers rotting in jail on fictitious conspiracy charges. The list includes General Ilker Basbug, former Chief of Staff and an obedient dove by Turkish standards, who's accused of running a terrorist organisation.
"It was done with such precision and professionalism, it couldn't have been done without U.S. support" they say. "If the U.S. wanted a coup, there would've been a military coup." In a country where fiction becomes fact when circulated a few times rumours have the force of absolute truth.
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