Months later, the coup attempt investigation commission’s report was announced to the public at the press conference held by Resat Petek, chairman of the coup investigation commission, together with AKP Istanbul deputy Mihrimah Belma Satır. Chairman Petek noted that they would present this report to the Turkish Grand National Assembly on June 5. Mr. Petek also noted that they listened to 141 people for the report and reviewed at least 200 documents.
However, this report has been criticized very harshly by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and many other critics. “It’s a report on concealing politics’ involvement in a controlled coup,” said CHP Vice Chairman Aykut Erdogdu. “An important part of this report is only a brief summary of the history of the FETO organization, but there is no mention about the political extensions of FETO or FETO’s political ties with the AKP government,” said Erdogdu.
Many argued that President Erdoğan had some sort of knowledge about the coup attempt but did not prevent it from using it as a pretext for the purge of dissidents. CHP President Kemal Kilicdaroglu also voiced the same concerns over the coup attempt several months ago and right before the referendum. Kilicdaroglu said this failed coup on July 15 was a “controlled” coup attempt and it became an opportunity to purge his opponents and tighten his grip on Turkey.
“This is a black spot on the history of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM)” Said CHP vice chairman Erdogdu and added “We will prepare the real report and will make the truth emerge”
Mustafa Öz, Texas