As the particulars of the July 15 attempted coup come to light, the global structure behind this attempted coup against Turkey, as well as the economy that supports it, is becoming clear. I think it is crucial to find these two elements, as such a finding will determine not only the path that Turkey will pursue from now on, but also the course on which the world will progress and what kind of a world we will live in. As the attempted coup has shown to the whole world, the Gülenist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which functions as the proxy for the attempted coup, is indeed a global terrorist structure coming from Turkey. Now we can give clearer and more detailed answers to the question of what economy nourishes and protects FETÖ. In fact, what happened on July 15 was not only a conventional attempted coup, but also a direct attack against Turkey and a concomitant neoconist "Balkanization" process aimed at the country.
Now, we have data confirming this finding. We have data and evidence; for instance, it was clear that American neocons swarmed into Istanbul, with a team led by Graham E. Fuller, former vice president of the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC), having meetings in the city before the attempted coup. Turkey knows the ingenious acts by American neocons in the attempted coup, their names and what they did in each hour. This outdated neocon mentality is an enemy not only of Turkey, but also of the U.S. and the free world. And it is a structure of the previous century that survives only through wars and coups in developing countries. The one who tells this best is Fuller and everything that this reactionary neocon writes is a confession. What this "ingenious" neocon wrote before and after the attempted coup is as clear as day.
So, it has become clear that FETÖ is not an organization from Turkey. Now, we are seeing those who are not affiliated with FETÖ but do follow in the footsteps of neocons. Also, we know the "civilian"supporters of the attempted coup apart from FETÖ and terrorists in military uniforms. If the attempted coup had succeeded, who and what segments would have been its civilian executors? It is obvious that Gülenist cadres alone would not and could not have been the undertakers of this execution. We will also clarify who would have striven to "rule" a Turkey without President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his vision, in other words, who would have striven to make Turkey a crutch of global neocon politics. But, let us first elaborate on the current economic politics of this whole story.
Today, there is a political formation that wants to make the world, starting from the U.S., return to the darkest days of the 20th century, and make the conventional sectors of the 20th century dominant again. It wants the U.S. to adopt policies, which are worse than former President George W. Bush's militarism and war-based policies, and the developed countries, including the U.S., to re-form this political hierarchy. It wanted the European Union to abandon its union structure and become a hell of reactionary and aggressive nation states, the U.K. to secede from the EU and support this war and coup economy with the U.S. It has achieved these objectives by and large. It created a new civil war cycle by forming paramilitary terrorist organizations like Daesh in the Middle East. It escalated ethnic terror in Turkey through the terrorist PKK and tried to create the economic, political and sociological basis of the attempted coup and civil war by adding the Daesh terror to this. It carried out an operation using the political parties within Parliament.
In fact, Erdoğan and the nation's resistance to the attempted coup started much earlier than on the night of July 15, which was just a bloody finale. You can see this clearly if you think about what has happened in Turkey since 2013. All the changes Erdoğan wanted were approved through great public support. All Erdoğan did and wanted to do in this entire process was to struggle for Turkey's democratization. Beyond any doubt, Turkey starting to resolve problems with countries in the region, including Russia and Israel, and take a new initiative for peace in the Middle East, triggered the attempted coup and brought forward its date.
The strategy of this global war structure is to make Turkey a direct part of the Middle East's civil wars and turn Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle East into territories that can be controlled through wars, and prevent developing countries in the Pacific region from reaching the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through Turkey as part of Asia's development.
Let us note that a Turkey that is brought to its knees is the sole thing that can prevent Saudi Arabia and Iran's "independent' integration into the global economy outside of the neocon initiative. However, a strong Turkey will ensure Saudi Arabia and Iran's convergence with the development of the Pacific region and prevent the export of global crisis to developing countries. This global conflict, including reactionary structures in the EU, constitutes the economic aspect of what has happened. It is disgraceful that the EU criticizes Turkey through indefinite assumptions that capital punishment will be restored, without properly condemning this bloody attempted coup. The attitude of the media in some EU countries is another issue.
For instance, a media outlet in Germany is making black propaganda, saying that thousands of civil servants are being dismissed in Turkey. Let us remind everyone that Germany liquidated 90,000 soldiers from the army of East Germany, which had more than 100,000 soldiers when it united with the East in 1990. Most of the ambassadors and senior civil servants from East Germany were dismissed and forced to work menial jobs. While doing this, Germany said, "Excuse us for the sake of the country's security." However, the East German military officers did not bomb Berlin like terrorists. Despite this, many countries, including Turkey, supported Germany.
Now, we are asking the whole world why Turkey is being targeted by such an attack, who is mastering it and whether it is the continuation of the attempted coup. Let us note that the economic attack of this coup-making structure against Turkey will fizzle out, too, as we are taking all measures to frustrate it. There is no problem with Turkey's budget realizations, public debt level and the private sector's debt risks. In this process, Turkey will not compromise on fiscal discipline and will urgently carry out reforms and take all steps to ease direct investment inflows and improve the global investment environment.
Turkey will be a more competitive and outward-oriented country, which will attract more investments. We will more rapidly carry out reforms to this end.