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(Yeni Şafak Newspaper, 12 December 2016)
Just press 'P' for 'Putsch'.
The Ankara public prosecutor has uncovered critical details about
Turkish military attachés in connection with the failed FETÖ
(Fethullah Gülen Terror Organization) coup attempt of 15 July 2016.
Prosecutor Mustafa Gökçe has examined the telephones of 24 of
the arrested attachés and determined that an "Attaché WhatsApp
Group" had been established among the most senior of the attachés.
The messages of the attachés, who serve in 70 countries around
the world, have been deciphered, including those of the attachés in
Washington, Tel Aviv, Ottawa, Lisbon, Oslo, Baghdad, Moscow,
Sarajevo, Lithuania and Madrid.
Although the military attachés were supposed to use the "YATMES"
encrypted message system, they opted instead for WhatsApp system
headed by Junior Rear Admiral Sinan Sürer, the head of the Turkish
General Staff's Intelligence Analysıs-Evaluation Department in
Favorite English expression: 'Hey, what's up?'
On the night of 15 July, Sürer, who fired on civilians at the Generel
Staff HQS that night, sent a WhatsApp message to the attachés in
his group at 21:40 hours: "Friends, the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces)
has seized power Tell all your collocutors." In response, the
attachés messaged back: "As you command, my commander."
However, when it became apparent that the coup would not succeed,
Sürer tried to appear to be against the coup, sending this message to
the attachés: "We've had a narrow escape from a calamity. In the
confusion I left my phone in the office. I've just found it. To all of
you I say 'geçmiş olsun' (may it pass)."
Military Attaché Gen. F. Gülen, at the Turkish Consulate in