U.S. Army General John F. Campbell and guest arrive on the red carpet for the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington in April. Gen. Campbell, now retired has been accused by a Turkish newspaper of masterminding the July 15 attempted coup, a claim he dismisses as ‘ridiculous.’ PHOTO: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS
Yenisafak: US Commander Campbell: The man behind the failed coup in Turkey
The organizer and financial distributor of the coup attempt turns out to be an ISAF ex- US commander, investigation reveals.
A former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, was the organizer of the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, sources said.
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 also 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 paid at least two secret visits to Turkey since May, until the day of the coup attempt.
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Update #1: US Commander Campbell: The man behind the failed coup in Turkey (Mirage News)
Update #2: Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily (RT)
WNU Editor: Ret. General John F. Campbell calls these accusations ridiculous .... Retired U.S. General Dismisses Allegations He Masterminded Turkey Coup (Wall Street Journal). What's my take .... if the Turkish authorities have evidence present it .... otherwise this is just wild speculation.