Turkey: Coup Leader’s Erdoğan Connections
By MICHAEL RUBIN,
Word out of Turkey is that the alleged coup leader was Mehmet Dişli, a two-star general who happens to be the brother of Saban Dişli, a former vice president of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Saban is a close confidant of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had dismissed Saban but newly-appointed Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, a yes-man to Erdoğan, had restored him to his position.