posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 10:42 PM
I have been to Turkey when I was in the military in 1982.
I really am not sure what it was we were doing there, as we were training in Germany and were called away from that to jump into Turkey, Northeast of
Istanbul. We were not there long, and when we left it felt as if we were being run off.
Nothing happened but the tensions were pretty high.
Turkey is a very important jumping of point for operations in the M.E. and I think Erdogan is turning toward supporting the more islamic form of
government, leaning more toward supporting those the U.S. is fighting against.
The Turkish military was fighting to keep the country and it's government more secular as it always has and if Erdogan is against them it would
probably be a bad thing.
If we lose Turkey as an ally, we may be pretty much screwed in the M.E..
Aside from the little we get on the media, which isn't much, I think this coup failing may be a bad thing. Especially if Erdogan is actually making
noise that the U.S. was somehow complicit in this coup and wants extradition of that guy he used to be pals with that lives in the U.S. now. His buddy
was the more secular of them. Yeah, Fethullah Gulen was the name now that I think of it....
This may be bad.
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