A masonic symbol in Erdoğan’s palace?
There was a new arrangement in the hall where the National Security Council (MGK) meeting was held on April 29 in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s palace. I saw it in the photographs.
A giant table is in the hall. The table resembles a horseshoe and in the middle of the empty space there is a solid pyramid.
As far as I understand from the pictures, this pyramid is made of granite and on each of its four walls a clock has been placed. White flowers have been placed under it.
When I first saw the pyramid, I thought, “Fortunately this was done by Erdoğan.”
If a member of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), or the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), or a truly independent and impartial president, had done it, then the media fed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would have immediately attacked: “The pyramid and the eye inside a triangle is a symbol of freemasons.” Indeed, the clocks inside the triangle surfaces of the pyramid look like an “eye.”
Who knows, maybe the decorator of the hall is a “parallel.” Maybe he or she brought a masonic symbol to the center of the hall where the president holds his most important meetings. Maybe with this move they are trying to hint something!
Well, actually, since I stay away from all conspiracy theories, I did not think any of this. But it’s interesting to note.
What is the financial source of the Syrian opposition training?
Preparations are almost complete for the program to train Syrian opposition forces in Turkey to fight against the Bashar al-Assad regime.
According to Uğur Ergan’s story in Hürriyet, the program will start within 10 days. For this purpose, a team of more than 40 people from the U.S. Special Forces has settled in the Central Anatolian town of Kırşehir, at the local Gendarmerie training facility.
Officials have not disclosed how much this is costing Turkey. The weapons of the trained troops will be provided by the United States, but we do not know how much it will cost Turkey to train them for months.
The talk is that it will exceed $500 million, but because Turkey is not transparent we will probably never know.
It would be good if the finance minister explained how much this business costs Turkey, and what restrictions he will apply on how it will provide the finances.
‘Open air prison’
Speaking about the legal scandal that we experienced recently, Professor Osman Özsoy spoke some harsh words on the Samanyolu TV station. “This process can be ended with a few brave men,” he said. “Even if the AKP wins 60 percent of the votes, this era is over. What we are experiencing has nothing to do with votes or ballot boxes.”
I did not watch his speech on TV. I just read about it in the newspapers and frankly I was unable to make any sense of it.
However, the Police Department’s organized smuggling and economic crimes unit decided that this speech constituted a crime of “threatening by creating public fear and panic” and opened a direct investigation.
I did not understand what connection Özsoy’s words have with this unit, but he was being taken to court to make his statement while I was writing this.
This is just another example of the kind of country Turkey has become: Speaking is prohibited and expressing your opinion is banned.
What they call “New Turkey” will be something like this: A kind of open-air prison.