Agents provocateurs suspected of being in Gaza flotilla
June 10-11, 2010 --ISTANBUL
Informed Turkish sources have told WMR that there are increasing suspicions that Turkey's Ergenekon "deep state" network, which is in the process of being exposed by the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, played an active part in placing agents provocateurs among the passengers of the Gaza aid flotilla that was intercepted by the Israeli military in "OPEREATION SEA BREEZE."
It is suspected by Turkish government sources that Turkish Special Forces, many of whose members jointly trained with and have close ties to their Israeli counterparts, arranged to place agents provocateurs among the passengers of the MV Mavi Marmara to stage an incident when Israeli commandoes landed on board the ship. Israeli forces killed at least nine passengers, including a 19-year old U.S.-Turkish citizen, on the Mavi Marmara.
Ergenekon/Turkish Special Forces officials reportedly contacted their Israeli friends and asked them to "be tough" on the flotilla as a pretext for Israeli-Turkish war talk that would subsequently be used to overthrow the Erdogan government.
It is believed that the Turkish role in OIPERATION SEA BREEZE was a "plan B" contingency plan of a previous master plan to overthrow Erdogan. In 2003, Ergenekon planned to force Greece to shoot down a Turkish plane over the Aegean Sea -- part of an operation code named OPERATION SLEDGEHAMMER -- as a pretext for ousting the Turkish government in a military coup. In the most recent incident, Israel replaced Greece as the bete noire to stir up Turkish public anger in order to set the stage for Ergenekon to make its move.
Turkish Special Forces have a history of placing its agents within Turkish NGO's. It is believed that these agents were waiting for Israeli commandos in a carefully planned operation in order to increase Turkish-Israeli tensions with the intention of forcing Erdogan's AK Party government from office. Israel's government has made no secret of its desire to force the Erdogan government from office and replace it with the pro-Israeli and Ataturkist opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).
Israeli intelligence is now believed to have played a part in forcing from office the previous lackluster and unpopular leader of the CHP, Deniz Baykal.
Baykal was forced from the leadership after an embarrassing video sex tape involving him and a female party member was leaked to the media. There are growing suspcions that Baykal was set up by Israeli intelligence in order to pave the way for his successor, the new CHP leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who is strongly pro-Israel. Any electoral reversals for the governing AK Party could result in Kilicdoglu replacing Erdogan as prime minister.