It is only just to seek a way other than a recourse to our “mind and conscience” regarding the true nature of our General Staff’s “Balyoz”. Our minds and consciences are still so very busy with the deep wounds torn open by the executions of our colleagues in the “Flag” campaign on 12 September – we cannot take on the job of relieving the conscience of our Armed Forces.
A statement released by the General Staff on Thursday about a recently exposed military action plan with the code name ?Sledgehammer? has failed to eliminate questions regarding the plot, which includes a deliberate campaign of provocation in order to provide a pretext for a military coup.
The shocking revelation that came out with the latest comprehensive coup action plan, dubbed ?Sledgehammer,? exposed once again in more blunt terms how strong the anti-foreign sentiment was among certain factions within the Turkish military. They were trying to turn the clock backward in a globally integrated world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
The former editor-in-chief of the Hürriyet newspaper, Ertuğrul Özkök, had a fiery response for those who held him partially responsible for the murder of Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink three years ago.