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US Warns Turkey to Back Off Threats, Accusations Over Coup

Since a failed military coup last month, US relations with Turkey have been worsening consistently, with the Erdogan government harshly criticizing the Obama Administration at every chance, variously accusing the US of not being supportive enough and at times accusing the US of being secretly behind the coup.

The State Department appears to be growing weary of this, and has warned the Turkish government to back off the various threats and accusations against the United States surrounding the coup, saying they find Turkey’s “inflammatory rhetoric” a serious problem.

Turkish officials don’t appear to be keen on backing away from the allegations, with pro-government newspapers accusing the US-based Woodrow Wilson Center of being in on the coup, and the Justice Ministry issuing a statement warning that the US is risking bilateral relations by not handing over exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Along with the Woodrow Wilson Center and US generals, Turkish officials have also accused Gulen of being behind the coup, and have demanded his immediate extradition. They’ve dispatched requests for extradition, but little to no evidence of Gulen’s involvement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, let me see what bargaining chips the US State Department has to get Turkey to back off from these accusations; the short answer, is .....absolutely none.

A threat to expel Turkey from NATO?!?

Turkey, as of yesterday's meeting between Erdogan and Putin in St. Petersburg , may be ready to execute a Russian-centric pivot, both economically and militarily, which will mean that NATO membership is something Erdogan may be willing to "sacrifice" to see that this pivot gets nurtured.

And so far, the American and NATO troops which were locked down in Incerlik, (and those estimated 50 - 90 varying payload thermonuclear bombs), as still locked down in Incerlik.

The Obama administration has utterly no game, except to extradite Gulen, dead or alive; my bet would be on the first, rather than the latter, as Gulen is a CIA asset, with extensive knowledge of how the CIA functions in Turkey, and therefore would be a "live liability" should he be extradited alive.

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