Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey Was Most Likely 'Controllable' by Erdogan

© REUTERS / Murad SezerPolicemen stand on a military vehicle after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016.
Policemen stand on a military vehicle after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016. - Sputnik International
Member of the European Parliament Costas Mavrides said that called the failed coup attempt in Turkey a 'controllable coup.'

A man covered with blood stands near the Bosphorus bridge as Turkish military clash with people at the entrance to the bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016 - Sputnik International
Turkish Coup – a Staged Event Aimed at Changing Constitution?
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The failed coup attempt in Turkey was most likely controllable by country's president in order to replace a number of military officials, academics and judges, member of the European Parliament Costas Mavrides told Sputnik Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that they had prior knowledge of a military faction’s coup plot late last week.

“The most probable scenario is that while the involved officers were acting on their own and not under [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan directions, at the same time, the core inner circle of MIT [Secret Turkish Intelligence] knew all about it and allow it to happen in a 'controllable coup' self-inflicted by Erdogan and being the perfect pretext for him to proceed with his plan, that is total cleansing in all aspects of public life in Turkey, with massive incarcerations, massive dismisses of military officer, judges, academics, journalists, etc.,” Costas Mavrides said.

Pro-Erdogan supporters wave Turkish national flags during a rally at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 18, 2016 following the military failed coup attempt of July 15 - Sputnik International
Goal Reached? Military Coup Attempt Disempowers Turkish Armed Forces
Late on Friday, the Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup was taking place in the country. The coup attempt was suppressed by early Saturday. Turkish authorities have already sacked thousands of people across the country, including members of the armed forces, governors, military advisers, prosecutors, intelligence officers and judges. The Turkish government has accused US-based Muslim cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gulen of having played a key role in the coup.

Almost 300 people were killed and more than 1,400 wounded during the failed coup which saw warplanes fire on key government installations and tanks rolling into Ankara and Istanbul.

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