“Why They Didn’t Fire Is A Mystery” – Coup Pilots Had Erdogan’s Plane In Their Sights And Did Nothing

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Why did the organizers not do the first thing that military coups have done since time immemorial?

Looking back at the failed Turkish coup, one question that nobody has been able to answer is why, if the coup was indeed a serious attempt at government overthrow, did the organizers not do the first thing that military coups have done since time immemorial: either capture, or simply eliminate the existing ruler, the vacationing president Erdogan?

The following brief story will only add to the confusion (or maybe not).

As Reuters reports, at the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan’s plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on.

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One comment on ““Why They Didn’t Fire Is A Mystery” – Coup Pilots Had Erdogan’s Plane In Their Sights And Did Nothing
  1. they didn’t get the flight code… Erdogan’s Aide, an Army Staff Colonel obtained the (Marmaris to Istanbul) Flight Code but was intercepted before he could text it to his co-conspirators . The Coup Fighter Pilots did not find out what the flight path was… This is from someone in the Republic of Turkey ( a military pilot) as told to me.

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