Reports are coming in from Turkey stating that many of the soldiers detained and later interrogated were completely unaware they were complicit in the coup.

“We were told by our commanders where to deploy as part of maneuvers”

“We didn’t realize we were a part of it [the coup] until people started to climb the tanks”

This explains how pro-Erdoğan civilians (nicknamed the People’s Power on social media) were able to halt the deployment of Turkish tanks and APC’s with their bare hands or, in some cases, by laying down on the street.

Once the soldiers realized they were a part of the coup, they simply withdrew or surrendered themselves.

Turkey has mandatory military service for all young men, many of whom are apolitical.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 180
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    180
    Shares
ALSO READ  Russia dismisses reports that Erdogan ordered Su-24 to be shot down in Syria

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Drago Rukavina
Guest
Drago Rukavina

saddest day in my life 🙁 coup fail erDogan Live

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Daeshbags Sux

Minister Suleyman Soylu announces US is behind the coup.
Seems that Erdofans are attacking kurds in Iskenderun, Malatya and Osmaniye.

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Daeshbags Sux

I am very dubious about US involvement : in this case, rebels would have had accurate intel on ALL the points to seize : To make a good coup, the first thing to do us to seize all the heads of the state and blocade any communications : jam all radio signals, big internet hubs, cable TV hubs, etc… Another point : Gollum takes a plane, rebels have F-16s and don’t shoot him down??? They must be strange : Gollum is the main target. You’ve got jet fighters, he’s in an aircraft, hey! Another point : if you’re in a… Read more »

Goldfinger
Guest
Goldfinger

the west is stupid but not that stupid not to at least strongly suspect was all staged.. Will be consequences for Erdogan.

Angel Winter
Guest
Angel Winter

That’s insane, so who would set up the soldiers? It is quite weird though watching some of those vids. The soldiers could have just shot at the crowd that were walking towards them but instead you could see them shooting in the air. It looked like they were being careful to not hurt the civillians.

kvhbvcnc
Guest
kvhbvcnc

yeh thats called countries army . if you have army as personal guards for ur president then then its called assadist army

Amr Alawad
Guest
Amr Alawad

Erdoğan turns the aftermath to his advantage starting by Supporting The opposition in syria who caused Chaotic in every city or village they entered and exploiting refugees those who don’t accept to live in the camps which he built in advance,will either work with very low wage to support their families or trade them to Europe ,and today show himself as nation-wide hero in foiling the so called (coup)against his Non stopping oppressing to the media that if allowed freely will show how far he support Islamic extremists (Isis,Nusra,ahrar asham…ect.) so after foiling this suspected coup is going to Iconize… Read more »

Joe Pelosi
Guest
Joe Pelosi

Agree

Unknown
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Unknown

Not impressed personally. They should’ve fought back

Joe Pelosi
Guest
Joe Pelosi

Not surprised. In the July 20th plot to kill Hitler and to over throw the nazis, the reserve army had no idea what was happening. Soldiers follow orders.

Fadl Osman
Guest
Fadl Osman

????????????????

Sufyan Jan
Guest
Sufyan Jan

Navid Nasr

chemTrailActivist
Guest
chemTrailActivist

Soldiers unaware they were part of coup https://t.co/HV5NpWgy7T #Turkey #TurkeyCoup

#GOP #hardball #hannity #maddow #greta