"... It is no secret that the Turkish army does not live its golden days.... the army stands exposed today and accused of preparing coups.... In one night 36 high-ranking officers were arrested, and there are dozens of generals in prison. The arrest of Elker Basbug irritated Erdogan, who said more than once that he does not understand why the court Basbug doest not expedite the trial ..... the imprisonment of generals and officers led to a national wave of anger ...
I do not know if the government planned all this, to strip the army of a all sense of initiative. But in light of the growing attacks «PKK and the deterioration of the situation in Syria, it behooves the Government to address the concerns of the military establishment, and to consider whether this case became a threat to Turkey's national security."
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Erdogan & the Military: 'A threat to Turkey's national security!'
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 10:20 AM