American leaders of whatever party have been shameless in using jihadists for their purposes, financing them, training them. The Americans deny being involved in the Turkish coup despite being deeply entrenched in that Nato country with a military base there for themselves and Israel. The Americans have been harbouring a man called Gulen a screaming jihadist who is wanted in Turkey for terrorism. Apparently he lives in luxury and his life is carefully protected by the US as he, who has his supporters in Turkey, is a useful figure on the chessboard of regime change. Turkey has been asking for his extradition for years but the US have found ways of delaying this. He has had mosques built all over the world and a lot of schools in which strict Sharia doctrine is taught. But the US could count on his supporters to join in the coup attempt. During the coup messages appeared on the Internet saying Erdogan had fled the country. He hadn’t. Having a fairly practised eye in following such events I suspected a psycho operation to assist the coup and did some research. I found that this rumour came from top military levels in the US via a man called Griffin who works for the NBC and, if I remember rightly, was in the army himself. – Why do the US want Erdogan out? I read some time ago that Erdogan, sick of US interference rejected some economic deal or submission. He was then warned severely and this coup was predicted months ago by experts on this subject. They predict another coup which will put a more tyrannical man in the place of Erdogan. .- So much for Obama and his ilk. Though I do feel the presidents are subject to powers bigger than themselves.
There can be no doubt that Erdogan, like Gadaffi, was a tyrant but all the carrying on about the horrors he is inflicting are part of the propaganda against him. A picture of half-naked people lying on a floor went viral but Google admitted that it was false and had been taken much earlier. There are people who want you to believe the worst because it suits their designs.
Erdogan ahs declared martial law for three months; Hollande in France for three years. We can hardly be surprised that Erdogan took draconian measures; there were a considerable number of people involved in it and he would certainly have been killed.