This is one coup the Tundra Tabloids wishes would have succeeded. The Turkish army is (but slowly being neutered) the last vanguard of the modern secular Turkish state, whose main sin was never fully being able to provide an economically sound Turkish state.
The traditionalist Islamic AKP party that’s now in government, are for the full reversal of Kemal Atturk’s revolution of modernity for Turkey, and are posed to destroy the secular supporting military by hook or crook. It doesn’t help to know that EU mandarins are applauding the AKP’s successes in neutering the military. Thanks to the Baron for the heads up on this story. KGS
(ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JULY 19 – A court in Istanbul has today formally charged 196 people, mostly active or retired soldiers, as part of an investigation launched last February in the wake of information obtained about Ergenekon, a presumed secret nationalist organisation alleged to have tried to overthrow Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s Islam-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.