It allows him to move against his opponents and consolidate his power. He will be able to hasten the roll-back of secularism and the Islamization of the country.
“After his Istanbul speech, many commentators suggest that Turkish coup attempt was ‘staged,’ as the President called it a ‘gift from Allah,’” by Irene Kostaki, New Europe, July 16, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lands at Ataturk airport of Istanbul aster coup attempt: “Those who staged a coup attempt will pay the highest price, will answer for this treason.”
Erdoğan adds that this insurgency “is a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the military” from mutineers.
“I was in Marmaris and they bombed there. They thought I was still there,” says Erdoğan, that had vanished from the media the last days as he reportedly was on vacation. The Turkish President suggested while addressing a large crowd at the airport, that after leaving for Instanbul, his hotel was bombed.
“They took away my secretary general. I don’t know the fate of the army chief.” Erdoğan’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, confirmed that at least 120 army officials have been arrested. Moreover, Erdogan calls on insurgent officers to lay down their arms. “We are still on duty,” he adds.
After his Instanbul speech, many commentators suggest that Turkish coup attempt was “staged,” as the President called it a “gift from Allah.”…