Tim Marshall says on BBC network that coupist soldiers made two massive errors; one of which is not killing Turkish President Erdoğan and the other is not shutting down the media over July 15 foiled coup attempt in Turkey
The diplomacy editor of Sky News, Tim Marshall, has said that the coupist soldiers made two massive errors; one of which is not killing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the other is not shutting down the media over July 15 foiled coup attempt in Turkey.
Marshall’s words came during a TV program which was broadcasted by the BBC. “It was wide but it wasn’t deep. There were several thousands and it was in several cities. They have made the most of the right things. These were colonels to one-star generals. But above them, there was no support,” said Tim about the soldiers who carried out the coup, and were embedded in the Turkish military by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization/ Parallel State Structure, or FETÖ/PDY terrorist group, headed by Fetullah Gülen.
“They didn’t kill President Erdoğan; that is the first thing you should do. I am not advocating it, but it is paragraph one of the coup: Kill or at least capture the leader of the country, “he said.
“Number 2 is shutting down the media. So they did a 20th century coup. They went to TRT. In the 20th century, all media was in a building. But they forgot that it is the 21th century and NTV was still on the air, CNN Turk was still on air, they didn’t close down the social media,” said Marshall.
“Erdoğan, who hates social media, ironically got on Facetime and called people to get into the streets. When the news got out, the pendulum swung the other way,” he added. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stopped the coup attempt by making a call to the privately-owned CNN Turk channel by using Facetime during the July 15 attempt, calling on the Turkish nation to pour onto the streets against the coupist group.
The video includes the call that Erdoğan told citizens of Turkey to convene at public squares and airports.”There is no power higher than the power of the people. The chain of command has been violated. This is a step against the higher ranks by their superiors,” he said.
As many as 246 people, including 179 civilians, were martyred in the incident that was triggered by the coup attempt of a group of soldiers embedded in the FETÖ/PYD terrorist organization.