Disinfo: The US is planning to overthrow Erdogan

Summary

The US consistently prepares to destroy Turkey. The aim is at least to overthrow Erdoğan and maybe even to divide Turkey into several states.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Being a NATO member, Turkey is a partner and an ally of the US.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey, US
  • Keywords: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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