Is the Derin Devlet Capable of a Military Coup?

The Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet has not been involved in a military coup in Turkey for decades and one must therefore legitimately ask if the Derin Devlet still has the power to mount a coup against the Erdogan regime? The probable answer is that the military still very much is in the pocket of the Derin Devlet, yet the Derin Devlet plays the long game and apparently counts on outwitting and outlasting the AKP regime. The parliamentary opposition has a very good chance of unseating the AKP in the 2023 parliamentary and presidential elections. The Derin Devlet may thus calculate that the AKP will eventually lose an election to the main opposition CHP and this will allow the Derin Devlet to take back full control over the country from the Muslim Brotherhood AKP Crypto-Islamist usurpers. The Derin Devlet may also be wary that a military coup could lead to Jihadist civil war as in Algeria in the 1990s. Nevertheless, the Derin Devlet is no doubt very patient and allows Erdogan to pocket tactical victory after tactical victory such as the conversion of the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul into a mosque. A military coup is likely seen as a measure of last resort for the Derin Devlet if it were to lose the power struggle with the AKP.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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