“The Western world’s expectations of help and partnership from Turkey on important matters is in vain; it must first understand and respect Turkey’s struggle against terrorism and provide intelligence, logistical and psychological support for its ally against common enemies.”
Following the suppression of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, the unfinished democratization project of civil-military relations entered a new phase.
It’s important that Turkey does not give up on the fight against FETO in order for the country to succeed with its governmental progress.
The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.
“We will certainly continue to debate the reverberations of the July 15 coup attempt and its legacy for the country. But one overarching message is clear: Turkish people will no longer tolerate their democratic rights and popular will to be undermined and hijacked by cliques and terror groups from within and outside the state.”
The July 15 coup attempt has been a turning point in Turkish society, uniting people on all fronts.
What was the role of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs during the July 15 coup attempt?
FETO is not only a threat for Turkey but one for all countries that still allow for the group to operate within their borders.
There was never innocence within FETO and the members of the criminal cult only paid respect to their leader – Fetullah Gulen – who they believed to be the “messiah.”
The July 15 coup attempt in Turkey was the first in which the Turkish state and its people stood against illegitimate military personnel.