CIA’s clandestine meeting in Istanbul on coup night

from Yeni Safak

Henri J. Barkey, former CIA personnel and the current Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, known as the policy maker for U.S. authority, was the second top American figure who orchestrated the coup attempt in Turkey.

According to Istanbul Police’s Intelligence, Counter Terror, Cyber Crime and Criminal Units, Barkey was holding a meeting with 17 top figures, most of them foreign nationals, at a hotel on Istanbul’s Princes Island on July 15, the day of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Barkey was staying in the Splendid Hotel, which was used as a British Military Headquarters during the days of occupation in 1919, between July 15 and 17.

According to the hotel management, Barkey had held a meeting that lasted hours in a special room.

“Barkey and his entourage had been holding a meeting ’till the morning on July 16 in a special room. They have been following the coup attempt over TV channels,” the hotel personnel told police.

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