Many captured soldiers from the Turkey coup claim they were told it was just a drill.
Are they saying that to avoid punishment?
Were they kept in the dark by the conspirators to minimize the risk of someone betraying the betrayers?
…or was this arranged so that, as soon as they understood what was going on, horrified by having been drawn into rebellion without knowing it, most would surrender without a fight? Just as it happened.
Making history with the images of simple citizens disarming soldiers to the chants of “Erdogan, Erdogan!”
If he really did this, he’s a genius.
Whether it was staged or real, he is surely wasting no time in further purging any opposition left…