Sunday’s Zaman

A Turkish whistleblower, who has a credible record of predicting police operations and government policies, has made a shocking claim, arguing that the Turkish spy agency is planning false-flag operations to blow up crowded areas to frame the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization.

Fuat Avni said early on Saturday that the President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an initially planned to use Dec. 14 raids against the media to announce the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization, but he had to resort to other ways as the previous plan failed. The whistleblower said Erdo?an approved of the false-flag operations.

“After the fiasco,” Avni tweeted, “Erdo?an tasked the spy agency [National Intelligence Organization] M?T with labeling the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization.” He claimed that Erdo?an has difficult time after France shootings for his support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda. “To get out of this difficult period and turn the tide in his favor, Erdo?an is making new evil plans,” Avni tweeted.

Avni claims to be in the inner circle of Erdo?an. A recent article at Foreign Policy said Fuat Avni “has proved to have startlingly accurate knowledge of events before they happen” and he has “captivated the country with his mostly reliable predictions of events.”

Noting that Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has displayed a staunch opposition to radical groups committing terrorism, Avni said ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesman and the party ideologue Be?ir Atalay and M?T chief Hakan Fidan “planned terror acts similar to those in France” and will frame the Gülen movement after they blow up crowded areas.

“A terror act that will kill dozens of innocent people in a large city was planned by [M?T head] Hakan Fidan and presented to Erdo?an,” the whistleblower wrote, sending shockwaves through social media and hitting morning headlines of Turkish media.

He claimed that spies from the M?T will commit the terror acts and present themselves as from the Gülen movement. He added that the president didn’t hesitate in approving a “terror act that would kill dozens so that the Gülen movement is remembered as a terrorist group.”

“I’m warning all citizens against possible terror acts orchestrated by Hakan Fidan’s unit in the very near future,” the whistleblower said, urging the people to stay away from big shopping malls and crowded areas. “You could be a victim of Erdo?an’s evil plans,” he said.

He stated that terror acts “are planned to take place in malls and AKP buildings so it could increase rancor and violence against the Gülen movement.”