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Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are surrounded by people on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/STRINGER

Turkish Media Claims ‘Secret NATO Army’ Involved in Coup Attempt

Turkish media have been promoting a conspiracy theory that Fethullah Gulen — the Turkish imam living in the U.S. who has been accused of masterminding the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — is a member of a “secret NATO army” that has been lurking in Turkey since the Cold War era.

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U.S. General Blamed for Turkey Coup: I Was Too Busy Drinking with Geraldo

Turkish media loyal to the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have decided to pin the aborted coup attempt on a retired U.S. Army general and former NATO commander, Gen. J.F. Campbell, who says he has not traveled outside the United States in months and was having a beer with Geraldo on the day of the coup.