Wide array of Turkish officials believe so

By Wayne Madsen

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Wayne Madsen in Ankra

ANKRA June 12 -14, 2010 (Special Dispatch) A wide array of Turkish government, NGO, and think tank officials have stated that the investigation of the Ergenekon “deep state” apparatus in Turkey, responsible for a series of attempted coups d’etat and both attempted and actual false flag operations in Turkey, is directly linked to Israeli intelligence and military services.

On December 7, 2009, as President Obama was meeting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House, the guerrilla Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) staged a terrorist attack on a Turkish Army logistics unit in the western Anatolia town of Resadiye. The terrorist attack resulted in the deaths of seven Turkish military personnel.

What was unusual about the attack was that it was in western Turkey, far from the usual area of operations for the PKK in southeastern Turkey. Although the PKK almost immeditaly claimed responsibility for the attack, Turkish counter-intelligence discovered that the attack involved Israeli intelligence and covert military units who work closely with the PKK. The Israeli-sponsored terrorist attack was timed to send a message to Erdogan, an opponent of Israeli policies in Gaza, and Obama — a warning that Turkey should not expect to get too close to the Obama administration at Israel’s expense.

In fact, the attack on the army personnel at Resadiye occured exactly at the same time the meeting between Obama and Erdogan commenced in Washington, an indication that Israel has a high-level mole or moles within the senior staff of the White House who knew the exact time of the Obama-Erdogan meeting and transmitted the details to Israel, which then alerted its Israeli intelligence personnel in Resadiye who were assigned to work with the PKK.

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Turkish officials also point to reports from the Israeli website DEBKAfile, believed to be a Mossad front, that strongly hint at Israeli cooperation with PKK operations inside Turkey.

Israeli intelligence is also believed to have infiltrated its agents into the Turkish Gaza aid group, Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief or IHH, one of the principal flotilla organizers and goaded some Turkish passengers on the MV Mavi Marmara to respond to the Israeli commandos by going on the deck when the ship’s crew ordered all passengers to remain below deck for safety reasons. Nine Turkish citizens were killed by Israeli commandos on the ship’s main deck. Furkan Dogan, 19, a dual U.S.-Turkish citizen and passenger, was also ordered to remain below deck but when he went topside to film the Israeli takeover of the vessel during the middle of the night, he was shot by Israeli commandos four times in the head and once in the chest. There are reports that Dogan’s forehead was illuminated by Israeli targeting lasers before he was shot in what many Turkish officials described as an “execution.” Israeli rubber bullets fired at passengers were quickly replaced with live ammunition.

Turkey has demanded three things from Israel: 1) an international investigation of the incident; 2) compensation for the families of those killed by the Israelis and those whose personal property was stolen by the Israelis; and 3) an official apology from the Israeli government. Israel has rejected all three Turkish demands.

Turkey has recently raised the stakes with Israel by signing free trade agreements with and dropping visa requirements for Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, all bordering Israel. Also, in a major diplomatic slap at the Tel Aviv regime, leaders of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), meeting at a summit in Istanbul, condemned the Israeli attack on the Gaza aid flotilla and called on Israel to lift the “inhuman” blockade of Gaza. Members of CICA that condemned Israel are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Republic of Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey,United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Israel, which is a member of CICA, boycotted the summit but nevertheless, objected to any mention of Israel by name in the summit’s final declaration. The CICA condemnation was especially a slap for the United States, considering that joining Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in condemning Israel’s attack were leaders of two nations where U.S. troops are in occupation, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iraqi Vice President Tariq al Hashemi.

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Turkish officials are also keenly aware that the demonization of Turkey as a result of the Mavi Marmara incident and Turkey’s “no” vote, along with Brazil, is part of a “black propaganda” effort being directed by the Israel Lobby in the United States. The Jewish-dominated Wall Street Journal,which has been leading the attack on Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), is particularly held in low esteem by the Turkish government, a number of Turkish journalists, and members of Turkish academia. The neocon attack on Turkey is composed of a twin-track attack strategy: one, that Turkey has a secret “Islamist” hidden agenda and two, that the Turkish investigation of Ergenekon is a political witch hunt.

The Turkish media is waking up to the strong links between Ergenekon and the neocons in the United States, particularly two neocons who were part of the cabal that engineered the U.S. invasion of Iraq: Richard Pipes, the anti-Muslim right-wing academic, and Michael Rubin of the neocon roach’s nest, the American Enterprise Institute.

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He has written for several renowned papers and blogs.

Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Now he is also contributing to www.oly.com.pk .

Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows.  He has been invited to testifty as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government.

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club