Turkish Newspaper Publicly Accuses NAMED U.S. Military Commander as "The man behind the failed Coup"
UPDATED BELOW 4:35 PM EDT — Turkish news outlet Yeni Safak is reporting that United States Army General John F. Campbell was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey, sources close to ongoing legal process of pro-coup detainees said.
Campbell, a former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, allegedly was the organizer of the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, sources said.
Campbell also allegedly managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey.
The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had allegedly paid at least two secret visits to Turkey since May, until the day of the coup attempt.
The coup plot that was foiled by the comprehensive effort of Turkish Nation, including its citizens, politicians, media and police forces, was organized by the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) led-by so-called cleric Fethullah Gülen who has been living in self-exile in America for several years.
American Intelligence, Military and other institutions are accused of supporting the FETO leader Gülen and his gangs for the military coup.
Military sources said Campbell, who was the commander of ISAF between August 26, 2014 and May 1, 2016, had top secret meetings in Erzurum military base and Adana İnicrlik Airbase.
İncirlik Airbase has been used by the U.S. Military for conducting the anti-Daesh campaign in Syria.
Military sources said that Campbell was the man who directed the process of trending / blacklisting the military officers in the base.
If the coup attempt was successful, Campbell would visit Turkey in a short time, according to the sources.
Transition of $2 billion from Nigeria to Turkey
The Nigeria branch of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) was the main base for the last six-months of money transactions for the coup plotters.
Millions of dollars of money has been transferred from Nigeria to Turkey by a group of CIA personnel.
The money, which has been distributed to an 80-person special team of the CIA, was used to convince pro-coup generals.
More than 2 billion dollars were distributed during the process leading to the coup.
After taking money from their bank accounts, the CIA team hand delivered it to the terrorists under the military dresses.
Categorizing the military officers
The sources said that some familiar figures in the Eastern and Southeastern part of the country had taken active roles during the process, while the members of the Gülenist gang have been used in central and eastern region.
All officers who command a group of soldiers in a patrol station, unit, company, regiment, brigade, division, corps, or army were kept in close surveillance.
In 2015, the pro-Gülenist officers in the İncirlik base established an investigation desk. They drew the map of all soldiers under their command. They investigated the soldiers' trends, their personalities and family background.
All soldiers were categorized in three groups: opponents, neutrals, and supporters.
A commander from the smallest patrol station to all military units had been blacklisted under the process.
Soldiers who were marked as opponents to the junta, was debarred from the “financial support.”
The military personnel who were in a neutral position received a difference in the amount of money, according to the importance of their position and ranks.
The money transactions were started in March 2015 through the commissioned “courier”.
The supports who also were categorized as “those who will move with us,” were provided a huge amount of money.
All soldiers and officers in this category were considered as the devoted members of the FETO terror group.
A bag with a large amount of money was found in the room of Brigadier General Mehmet Dişli, one of the top military officials detained for leading the coup attempt.
UPDATE 4:35 PM EDT —
SuperStation95 spoke with Henrietta Levine at the Pentagon regarding the allegations about General Campbell. Ms. Levine referred us to the Statement issued by Secretary of Defense Carter this afternoon, in which he DENIED the allegations.
Ms. Levine also told SuperStation95 that General Campbell is retired now and has his own spokespeople. They issued the following statement in regards to Turkey's claims:
""Retired Gen. John Campbell categorically rejects the irresponsible assertions in the Turkish press of involvement in the recent political activities in Turkey. There is no truth to the assertions. Moreover, Gen. Campbell is retired and has no official role with the US government but supports the US government's position on Turkey." – Sally Donnelly, CEO, SBD Advisors