Well, I didn’t get to my bed and here I am following the coup in Turkey, mainly on RT, and a number of interesting questions have already risen. Firstly, to what extent is the military and who in the military is actually involved in the coup? Then, have Erdogan’s opponents in Turkey heeded the military and stayed at home? Finally, who is really behind the coup?
It is the last question that is particularly interesting and Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that “all parties in Turkey should support the democratically elected Government” neither condemns the coup unequivocally, nor does it offer unconditional support to Erdogan.
With it hardly possible that the events in Turkey caught the Americans by surprise, there is every reason to speculate on what is happening here. After all, however unsavoury a military takeover might seem, it could facilitate peace with the Kurds at home and peace in Syria which would effectively end conflicts that are not only going nowhere as far as the Americans are concerned, but also in danger of getting completely out of control.
Of course, Washington covertly supporting a coup to facilitate its own agenda is hardly unusual, even if it is unlikely that hard evidence that they have done so will be provided in the foreseeable future here. So, it is of to bed here and my expectation is that if the Americans are behind this, when I wake up tomorrow it might just have been successful.