The living Ömer Halisdemir

We found out with Yeni Şafak newspaper's headline story, “İşte o binbaşının ifadesi" (Here is that major's testimony), that Turkey has a living Ömer Halisdemir.

Our newspaper's judicial correspondent Osman Özgan reached the testimony made by Major O.K., who went to Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) on July 15, 2016 and tipped off the police, and wrote the most important news of the July 15 process. The article written based on Maj. O.K.'s testimony answered many questions on the July 15 coup attempt, while it also ruined plans to clear the Fetullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), to weaken the cases against them through controlled coup scenarios.

All details related to the testimony are included in Yeni Şafak's May 20, 2016 headline story, however, in summary: A major on duty in the army aviation goes to the MİT in the afternoon on July 15. He says he was called while he was on leave and that night he was tasked to fly in an operation targeting MİT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan. As MİT authorities were gathering information on the major in the next room, they were also trying to test the truth of what he said. Looking at the time of arrival of the major and the time MİT chief Fidan called Deputy Chief of General Staff Yaşar Güler, it becomes apparent that the MİT was quite quick to take action.

Fidan first sends his aide to the Chief of General Staff building, then he follows after Fidan and the Chief of General Staff. Hulusi Akar critiques the situation, and measures start to be taken. Then, Garrison Commander Lt. Gen. Metin Gürak is sent to the armed forces. He orders that no armored vehicle be taken outside the unit. Akar also sends Ground Forces Commander Salih Zeki Çolak to the Army Aviation School where the major is stationed.

In the meantime, the coup plotters, who knew of the measures taken, are made to move the coup they planned to carry out at 3:00 a.m. to an earlier hour. They move the coup to an earlier hour, but they need to escape to precaution orders received from the General Staff at once. Thus, they chose the General Staff as the first location to invade. As Akar was lining up orders to negate the coup plotters' plan, he found Col. Fırat Alakuş from the Special Forces, whom he describes as “ugly,” and his team. Following the invasion of the General Staff by Alakuş and his team, the plan started to follow through. System Administration Department head Mehmet Partigöç took control over the General Staff's messaging system and started to make commands to the units in relation to the coup.

The measures that were taken ensured the failure of the coup, however, it was not enough to stop the traitors from making the attempt. Because the knights of the crazed Pennsylvania psycho chose, instead of surrendering, to attack the people with the aircraft and armored vehicles they had gotten their hands on. The coup attempt turned in to a kamikaze operation and the people who resisted, primarily in Ankara and Istanbul, were bombed until morning. The FETÖ betrayal was parried off with the resistance of the nation that gave 249 martyrs and thousands of veterans.

Whenever there is a major development concerning FETÖ, there are certain circles that make efforts to weaken it. Cumhuriyet daily's Thursday headline story was stating that Maj. O.K. had not given any testimony. The next day, Mehmet Yakup Yılmaz and Ertuğrul Özkök from Hürriyet daily had once again attempted to confuse readers through Cumhuriyet's headline story. When the major's testimony became news in Yeni Şafak, this time they made different efforts. Yılmaz and Özkök were joined by Sedat Ergin, who asked questions along the lines of, “So, if there was indeed a tip-off, why weren't any precautions taken?” they tried to support the “controlled coup” as expressed by FETÖ leader Fetullah Gülen, German intelligence and CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. I mentioned this earlier. Upon the tip-off, what was necessary was done, measures were taken, FETÖ's half-a-century-old coup plan was foiled with the great support and heroism of the nation.

We know that certain groups are extremely unhappy with the failure of the coup attempt. We also know that angrily, they took the position of, “If you weren't going to be able to succeed then why did you even try?” This time, Gülen, who they used against the late Necmettin Erbakan during the Feb. 28 process, failed. The pyscho of the century, Gülen, who appeared on national TV broadcaster Kanal D back then, who against Erbakan said, “You couldn't succeed, just leave it,” in Hürriyet, disgraced you this time, accept it. Do not think I am implying that you are a Fetullahist in saying all this. We know that you are not at all fond of Fetullah. But we also know that if Fetullah could have toppled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, you would have been very pleased with that situation.

You won't get anything out of Maj. O.K.'s testimony or German intelligence. The traitors who were bred for 50 years for these days have failed.

It is now time to pay.
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