Erdogan Threatens To "Chop Off Heads Of Traitors" On Coup Anniversary

Turkey's President Recep Erdogan on Saturday celebrated the one year anniversary of the "failed coup" that aimed to oust him from power on Saturday in typical fashion, by threatening to "chop off the heads" of traitors. Addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters gathered at the bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul that saw some of the fiercest fighting on the night of the July 15, 2016 attempted coup Erdogan said “first of all, we will chop off the heads of those traitors,” France24 reported, prompting cries from the crowds demanding that capital punishment should be restored in Turkey.

In response, the Turkish president vowed again to sign any bill passed by parliament to restore capital punishment in Turkey, a decision that would put an end to Ankara's European Union membership ambitions. "We are a state governed by rule of law. If it comes to me after parliament, I will sign it," he said.


Erdogan speaks in front of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, on July 16, 2017

Or maybe not: also over the weekend, EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Ankara against reintroducing the death penalty, telling Bild am Sonntag that “one year after the attempted coup, Europe’s hand remains outstretched,” and “If Turkey were to introduce the death penalty, the Turkish government would finally slam the door to EU membership.”

Erdogan also said the suspects being tried on suspicion of involvement in the failed coup should wear uniform similar to the notorious orange jumpsuits used at Guantanamo. "I spoke to the prime minister and... when they appear in court, let's make them appear in uniform suits like in Guantanamo," Erdogan said. His statement came after one of the detainees reportedly showed up to court wearing a T-shirt with ‘Hero’ written on it last week.

Erdogan also slammed opposition (and not only) claims that the government had foreknowledge of the coup and let it play out to its own advantage in a so-called "controlled" putsch. "This is a shame, this is an immorality," Erdogan said. "This is a disrespect, an insult to our people," he added.

Meanwhile, in the biggest crackdown on civil liberties in recent history by a NATO member nation, over the past 12 months Ankara launched a massive crackdown on alleged coup supporters, as well as opposition figures and journalists; as a result over 50,000 people were arrested and more than 150,000 civil servants, police officers, and soldiers dismissed. In response, the "democratic" western press, and especially that of Europe, has largely given Erdogan a free pass knowing that the Turkish authoritarian holds to key to European stability, with over 2 million Syrian refugees "contained" within Turkey's borders, who however can be released any time Erdogan finds himself especially displeased with his European colleagues. 

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Croesus TungstenBars Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:48 Permalink

"Erdogan Threatens To "Chop Off Heads Of Traitors"

@ Erdogan:

CONGRATULATIONS!! You've just won an all-expenses paid, all inclusive, free vacation to Washington DC!

Please be sure to see Capitol Hill when both houses are packed full! Machetes, swords, axes, sling blades, meat cleavers, guillotines, or whichever bladed instrument you prefer will be provided free of charge, as will meals, transportation, and admission fees to all the attractions you'll want to see.

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OliverAnd yomutti2 Sun, 07/16/2017 - 22:59 Permalink

I hope he doesn't dream of becoming Erdogan but he is certainly selling off Russian pride to Muslims; not just any Muslims but those responsible for the lives of thousands and thousands of Russian lives from the Ottomans to today.  Chechans of Turkish descent (remnants of the Ottoman empire) have been 'peaceful' citizens in Russia I guess...  Shows the world of Turkey's terror involvement and then considers Erdogan a friend shaking his hand.  All for how many billions? 3-4?  In most parts of the world it is called prostitution; Putin or Putana...?

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GUS100CORRINA Fartboxbuffet (not verified) Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:18 Permalink

Erdogan Threatens To "Chop Off Heads Of Traitors" On Coup AnniversaryMy response: WOW!!! I think TURKEY is off of my list of places to visit. I might be classified as a traitor and it would be off with MY HEAD. I would have to believe that this is a BIG NEGATIVE for future toruism.It would be interesting to get a definition of who Erdogan defines as a traitor. I am assuming that his definition of a traitor would include all infidels.====In a society where all lies, all deceptions, all corruptions are accepted, that society will lose control of everything. Chaos will begin to take over, and the only way that chaos will be slowed down will be when dictatorial control, or maybe even a police state is formed, where thought and behavior is fixed, and anybody out of bounds is punished. Eventually, the chaos has to be controlled. We’re not headed toward socialism; we could very well be headed toward a dictatorship in our world. Is this hard to grasp?

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ScratInTheHat ebworthen Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:15 Permalink

I’m betting that Istanbul is once again Constantinople in the near future. Turkey is going to lose everything when they get on the wrong side in the next WW and that is coming very soon. When the Turks finally lose power in Anatolia there is going to be a bloodbath coming from all the people in that area they have terrorized over the last 1000 years.

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Fartboxbuffet (not verified) Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:21 Permalink

Allahu akbar allahu akbar allahu akabar can i get a allahu snack bar i cut off your head rape your goat

Ink Pusher Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

The law of averages throughout political history already clearly finds that we are now way overdue for another 'Franz Ferdinand' type event.... *The odds are in favor of Erdogan among the top 3 picks at the moment.

Vageling Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:41 Permalink

No word of him hijacking the mobile traffic? You are forced to listen to his shit now before you can make a call.Remind me again how he could run for president? As mayor he was convicted for hate speech and the verdict also said he was banned from public functions. Yet there he iw.He's been spouting this shit for a long time. And people are surprised? Please! This salafist muslim brotherhood nutjub is only getting started.

Vageling directaction Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:02 Permalink

If you're all about salafism, killing people who you believe that don't believe in that magic figure in the skies, that the Ottoman empire should rise again... And add whatever, this is just the first base I'm touching... Sure. Please do.Be advised that you're inferior to him. Being extravagant is one thing. Being a radical moron is another. You can't compare apples to pears.Asshat. Learn about cultures. And how assimilation is bullshit.

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Vageling Anderson Coope… Sun, 07/16/2017 - 18:13 Permalink

Which prophet you are referring too. Sounds to me "God" had some language barriers, or shit.Like that game kids play. Pass on the word. Somewhere in the circle that word got lost. Begin and end don't match. Ever wondered why? I did. And I learned valuable shit.Some prophet with some story tells me I'm wrong. He "heard" shit. And everybody else hears shit too. 

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johnnycanuck Sun, 07/16/2017 - 17:23 Permalink

Erdogan is a clever populist manipulator like Hitler was. Watched him in a BBC interview recently, and he wasn't easily led to trip himself up by the quite skillful and respectful interviewer.  He knows exactly what he is doing and has not one ounce of remorse for his murderous actions. Putin hit the nail on the head when he referred to Erodgan's Turkey as 'the terrorist's accomplice'.May he meet the same fate as Hitler but with far less death and destruction prior to.

gallistic Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:12 Permalink

That, dear friends, is Turkey's version of "Draining the Swamp". I do not think highly of Recep Erdogan, but his purge of Fethullah Gülen's (and US) agents of influence and infiltrators has been massive and is still going.That is what it takes to extirpate the cancer.For what it is worth, I think he is succeeding.

Vageling gallistic Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:37 Permalink

I think he's affraid. Eliminating all forms of opposition. I believe he staged it. He knew. It fitted his agenda well. This guy is a statist. This guy has some sick quotes on his name. All that indicate he has NOTHING with freedom. He fits right in, it's the double agenda they have a problem with. This mofo is ambitious. However playing all sides shows his worth. He WILL corner himself soon enough. And we know what that means. More oppression.

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EEEEEEEEEEE (not verified) Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:42 Permalink

erdogan and his administration are maybe donkeys like all turkroaches are but at least he know hwo to play nato.nato is hanging from the ass hairs of turkroachstan. may someone would argue if thats a good or a bad thing, i have to say i dont know, because another two evil forces hanging from each others asses is not something that should concern anyone of us - but it is

ds Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:46 Permalink

Turkey the new Caliphate ? it does not matter how many body parts within , it will be executed by the Caliph who can get replacements. Soft neighbors are easy meals. They better have the wills to resist. Globalists play both sides so long as there are profits. NWO or its absence have to be forged out of wars (hopefully just regional wars), diplomacy that put lives first is buried to "Might is Right". 

OliverAnd Sun, 07/16/2017 - 22:48 Permalink

Erdogan and his family staged the coup so when is he going to start choping off the heads of his two sons and two daughters and their significant others?  More importantly I would like to see him give the order to have his own head chopped off.

numazawa Mon, 07/17/2017 - 03:40 Permalink

This post about turkey made me hungary, but before I go russian off to get something, I'd better czech to make sure I have a finn or two, 'cuz I recall last time I tried to buy cheap iran into some stuff that was nothing to croat (too much greece).  I think 'egypt me on the price, too, but it serbs me right, I guess.