Top Turkish Official In Charge Of Campaign Against ISIS Found Dead, Shot In The Neck

Tyler Durden's picture

By now only the most naive believe the official narrative behind Turkey's Friday coup.

We say that for two reasons: first, as even the EU commissioner dealing with Turkey's membership bid, Johannes Hahn, said when discussing the unprecedented arrest purge in Turkey, "it looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage. I'm very concerned. It is exactly what we feared."  He did not exlaborate what exactly he had feared, but one can infer; second, as we caught Turkey's press openly changing the narrative, Erdogan was not even able to figure out who to blame for the "coup attempt" until this afternoon, first accusing the US, then the former Turkish air force chief, before finally deciding on accusing the 77-year-old Pennsylvania resident, Fethullah Gulen, of being the frail mastermind behind it all.

To be sure, the western media was happy to glance over these "changeovers" and to spoonfeed a false story to the masses just to maintain the illusion of the official Turkish narrative.

An example of this is when Erdogan told CNN earlier today that "he escaped death by only a few minutes before coup plotters stormed the resort in southwest Turkey where he was vacationing last weekend. Erdogan's interview was broadcast late Monday. He told CNN that soldiers supporting the coup killed two of his bodyguards when they stormed the resort early Saturday. "Had I stayed 10, 15 additional minutes, I would have been killed or I would have been taken," he told CNN through a translator provided by the presidency."

And yet, less than a day earlier we wrote that even though "Coup Pilots Had Erdogan's Plane In Their Sights" they did nothing, prompting a former military officer "with knowledge of the events" to ask "why they didn't fire is a mystery." So just hours before two F-16 had radar lock on Erdogan and decided not to kill the dictator, troops from the same alleged "coup" were scrambling to get to Erdogan - many hours after the so-called coup had already started - in his resort hotel, and where they would have killed him... had he stayed "10, 15 additional minutes."

We can see why not even the Europeans believe this any more.

Then another example of the media forced - and false - narrative came from the Guardian which earlier today published a piece titled "Military coup was well planned and very nearly succeeded, say Turkish officials" which contains pearls, such as the following:

It was midnight in the Turkish capital, just two and a half hours into the attempted coup, and the group of nine senior ministers who were gathered in a conference room at the prime ministry were convinced that they were all about to meet their end. “They probably will be successful and we will die tonight,” said one of the ministers, according to an official who was present at the meeting. “Let us be ready to die. We will all be martyred in this fight.”

Such drama... makes you feel like you were almost there.

Not surprisingly, the bulk of the piece by Kareem Shaheen is poor on facts but heavy on florid descriptions, interpretations, hearsay and all those other literary techniques that make for a good piece of fiction. Some more examples:

But as Turkey picks up the pieces after the failed coup, new details are emerging of how it unfolded, and just how close the military intervention came to succeeding. Many observers have labelled the attempt amateurish, but accounts by officials contradict this characterisation, describing it as well organised and very nearly successful.


In Ankara on Friday, the day of the coup, the interior minister had been invited, along with other top officials, to a high-level security meeting in military headquarters that was supposed to take place after 5pm, a ploy that turned out to be intended as a pretext to detain him. He did not go because he was too busy, and later when the coup unfolded he was stuck in Ankara’s Esenbo?a airport, setting up a crisis cell there to manage the fallout, protected by crowds that had gathered to oppose the coup.

Again, zero actual facts. Not surprisingly, the author himself catches this tangent of his "story:

Stories emerged of those crucial hours, between the president’s address and the successful quelling of the coup by 4am, that are sure to pass into the official mythology of the events. At 1am, officials say the police chief the city of Bursa arrested the local army commander, who possessed a 6-page list that included the names of designated judges and military officials who were to be appointed to various positions in the bureaucracy in the aftermath of the coup. Other pro-coup soldiers possessed lists of secure telephone lines to receive orders.

Why he would give himself up knowing he would most likely face death if i) the coup was real and ii) Erdogan remained in power... well, let's not worry about that.

But then, painfully, we finally stumbled on something which could be factually disproven, i.e. a precious fact. And it may shine a far different light on what happened during the chaos of the staged coup. It was the following:

The top counter-terrorism official responsible for Turkey’s campaign against Islamic State did go to a “meeting” at the presidential palace in Ankara. He was later found with his hands tied behind his back, shot in the neck, according to a senior official.

And suddenly so many pieces of the Turkish "puzzle" fall into place, because while the rest of the narrative about the coup is so glaringly fabricated and literally made up on the spot, the death of Turkey's chief anti-ISIS counter-terrorism official being quietly killed, makes so much sense sense for a country where as we first presented back in November, "The Man Who Funds ISIS is Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President" followed by "ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal: "Raqqa's Rockefellers", Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Israel Connection", and of course, "Erdogan Says Will Resign If Oil Purchases From ISIS Proven After Putin Says Has "More Proof."

Having arrested 20,000 people already, Erdogan's witch hunts are just starting. However, it appears he had some very loose ends he had to take care of already on Friday night. One such loose end was the man who fought ISIS on behalf of Turkey, the same Turkey which - incidentally - funded and armed ISIS.

We eagerly look forward to finding out what else will emerge as the fascinating story of Erdogan's getting rid of all loose ends, is finally revealed.

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silverer's picture

Time to nuke the whole mess from space. It's the only way to be sure.

JamesBond's picture

and obama has conviently planted 50 odd nukes within arms reach?  brillant!



countryboy42's picture

Obama, the square-root of stupid, couldn't briliant if you shot 50,000 volts through him.

Keyser's picture

If there was any doubt about the fake coup, those fears should be laid to rest... 

Bilderberg Member's picture

1) Turkey will join the EU

2)  The EU will take Saudi Arabia money for muslim refugees

3) Much of Europe will become islamic

4) Russia, Iran and Islamic Europe will attack Israel


santafe's picture

The Turks know IS-rael-IS planned the coup.

Warning to Erdogan:

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) santafe Jul 18, 2016 10:03 PM

During the coup, RT's live stream was hit by a DDOS attack: 

Bokkenrijder's picture

Really? I didn't know Turkey was even opposed to ISIS.

Supernova Born's picture

Jeb! Bush would kill baby Hitler.

Would he kill grown-up Erdogan?

jeff montanye's picture

stainless, i really have to thank you again for the jump in line (although a chinese year of the rat, rat (1948), and my town is nicknamed rattown,i don't care for them at all; however i nearly adore stainless steel so there is definitely that).

would that russia, iran and europe would, not attack israel, but oppose it on every front.  it certainly deserves that.

this constant drumbeat of attacks by at least putative muslims in europe cannot be long term good for greater israel.  although the zionist jews have not lost money or lives so far by underestimating the intelligence of the goys, particularly the u.s. ones, the straightforward connection between seven countries in five years and europe's current plague of at least seemingly muslim terrorists should not escape forever at least the younger and brighter europeans, who tend to be opinion setters.

perhaps even here?

p.s. unless stupid is less than one, which i doubt, the square root of stupid is less than stupid.

p.p.s. and obama isn't that stupid.  once again, not a bug, an ap.  


sun tzu's picture

I see you're still stupid.

Ms No's picture

Damn it!  That Wikileaks Turkey coup leak is being blocked.  Russia might be influencing that but it's emails so there is probably good info there.  It's pretty damn funny that ISIS' web page Dabiq can't be shut down but RT, and now Wikileaks, goes under successful attack on a regular basis.  I read a delighfully ludicrous article today with some agency explaing how they just don't have enough man power to shut down ISIS' website (over 100 employees on the project).  Then they said that their website was too archaic to shut down, apparently that is supposed to make it more difficult.  What a joke!

techpriest's picture

Indeed. You can set up a server for 5 bucks, drop in HULK or LOIC, and then fire 100 instances per server at it. Surely you can stall a simple site for $500.

Richard Chesler's picture

Obongo the corrupt just made a hole in one . booyah!

sinbad2's picture

Turkey will never join the EU.

That is the one order from Washington that the EU has consistantly disobeyed.

In fact, if Turkey does an Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya, the Europeans might just invade and get back the part of Greece Turkey annexed in 1453.

For all their fine talk, the Europeans would like to control the Bosphorus, to keep the Asians out of Europe.

Volkodav's picture

forget the Hal Lindsey crap

you are very deceived


Billybullshit's picture

Never will the muzzies take my England. we'll fight on the beaches etc etc

jeff montanye's picture

he held far too long to empire but he could make the chills run up and down one's spine and eyes tear decades and decades after his death.

"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

PT's picture

... but Churchill did NOT WANT to be invaded.  This time around with the current PTB?  I'm not sure.

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) Keyser Jul 18, 2016 9:08 PM

It was NOT fake.

sun tzu's picture

Fake as Caitlyn Jenner's pussy and tits

jeff montanye's picture

i don't know how any of us would know if it was fake or not.  we don't even know if the "fact" in the post is true or if the guy who might have been shot was really opposed to isis.  however the pattern of erdogan's clan profiting from the operations of isis seems at least better documented.  as israel admits helping isis, why would they try a coup against erdogan who is, seemingly, on their side?  he took a risk to shoot down russian planes which were bombing isis so if the coup was real (less than likely imo) why would israel back it?

if it was fake and used to solidify erdogan's rule it was probably israel's idea.

cognitive dissident's picture

CJ is as breathtaking as she is heroic, how dare you sir... how dare you... it's thoughtless comments like yours that could set back the progressive LGBT movement 20 years if read by too many pairs of younger impressionable eyes. I believe somebody needs to learn all about "self-editing", learn to check thateterosexual privelege while you're at it.


of course I'm not fucking serious, but I can't really blame Brucinda after dealing with those harpies in front of the camera ad world for 7 years. If you can't beat em, EMBARRASS the hell out of em.

Taint Boil's picture

Obama, the square-root of stupid, couldn't briliant if you shot 50,000 volts through him.

You mean stupid squared   ……. JFC.


omniversling's picture

screen spray funny countryboy42!...thanks for that great post...! priceless!

nmewn's picture

And still couldn't launch an air strike...from Incirlik...or Sigonella...or Aviano to save his "good friend Chris" but nuke-bombs, hell he's got da nukes!

Just no way to deliver?

Very impressive, Urkel ;-)

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) nmewn Jul 18, 2016 9:05 PM

Wouldn't it be interesting if some of those nukes were stolen from Incirlik and ended up in the hands of terrorists? And those terrorists just happened to drop those nukes over DC, NYC, and LA?

I hope someone in the US military is paying attention and making plans.

countryboy42's picture

Let's see, the nukes are US made, so they need to be used in either the US, or Russia.

FX223's picture

They could disappear one or more of those nukes and then detonate another one here and and the isotopes match...blame whoever (not important) and get their wet dreams satisfied with a mushroom cloud on American mainland without even having to figure out how to sneak one in from over seas.



froze25's picture

Didn't nukes go missing already out of Denver going to some base in NC, a summer ago?

JohninMK's picture

One would like to think that within each B61 nuke device there is an algo that will fatally de-activate the device moments after it is issued with target co-ordinates outside the geographic territory of Russia or perhaps is moved outside a specific area. Or maybe even activate at least its trigger explosive alone.

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) countryboy42 Jul 18, 2016 11:27 PM

It doesn't matter. Once they are in the hands of terrorists.

sinbad2's picture

Do you really think the US military is silly enough to allow other nations to get their hands on US nukes.

There would be a substantial marine guard, and probably a self destruct system, if the marines looked like being overrun.

Suisse's picture

Have you met government employees?

sinbad2's picture

Have you met marines?

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

What..are there marines not employed by government employees? Are they not government employees themselves?

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) sinbad2 Jul 18, 2016 11:28 PM

It is an Airforce base. FYI.

JohninMK's picture

Yes, a TuAF base guarded by TuA troops, probably many more of them than NATO troops.

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) sinbad2 Jul 18, 2016 11:30 PM

Sure. In Hollyweird. In reality? You hope that what you just said is true or you pucker up and sit tight, buddy.

azusgm's picture

BTW, the power is out at Incerlik. The US side of the base is running on gasoline generators. The Turk side has had their power restored. I heard the water is off on the US side too.

sinbad2's picture

I think you might find it was Dwight D Eisenhower who planted(do they grow) nukes in Turkey.

sessinpo's picture

Actually, I am not sure, but I think turkey has had us nukes since the 1960s. At least there was some sort of agreement. It may have been modified over the years.

stant's picture

Ah the old days of nail guns are gone

Charles Wilson's picture

Seems like another suicide. Open and shut case.  Time to move on...

fleur de lis's picture

Ergodan is now in the most severe stages of Stalinist Paranoia Syndrome. 

Fatal to anyone who crosses his mind.

johngaltfla's picture

Like I said, the Saudis gave Erdogan the necessary financial backing to pull this off. Turkey and the GCC/Saudi coalition are divorcing from NATO and the US and starting their own Wahhabi Islamist block.

FedFunnyMoney's picture

Johngalt, you are dead-on correct.