Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Oliver stone admitted that US intelligence agencies were aware of the impending coup d’etat in Turkey. His words on Friday, June 16, according to RIA Novosti, who were acquainted with the book-the transcript of the film.
Putin stressed that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan never told him that the Americans were involved in the preparation of the coup.
“But I can trace the logic. If, indeed, Gulen (Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen —approx. “Of the tape.ru”) was involved in the coup attempt — I have no idea — it’s hard to imagine that U.S. intelligence was not aware of what is happening,” Putin said.
He also stressed that the air force Americans are on the base of Incirlik in Turkey, where the military “has taken active part in the coup attempt”.
In this connection, the Russian President shared his concern because Turkey hosted tactical nuclear weapons of the United States, “and when such dramatic events occur, the question arises, what can happen with nuclear warheads”.
In addition, in the opinion of Putin, which is a cause for concern in connection with the actions of the US have in the Persian Gulf countries.
“The US is trying to democratize, and I don’t think the monarchies of the Persian Gulf like it very much. Honestly, if I were in their place, I would have thought, that the United States will do after. I believe that they thought about it. After all, if you are consistent in its path to democratization, you know, what is the next step after Syria, Libya, Egypt,” — said Putin.
July 15, 2016 in Turkey, there was a coup which took the lives of 248 people, more than 2.7 thousand were injured. After these events, the country held mass purges in government, the security services, courts, army, educational institutions. Ankara has accused of organizing the mutiny Gulen living in the United States since 1999. The preacher insists on his innocence to the coup attempt.