Informed sources disclosed that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman has played a bigger role than earlier thought in the recent military coup in Turkey.
Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family is the source.
Bin Salman has taken control of MBC and al-Arabiya news channels and created a joint media operations room between al-Arabiya and the Arabic section of Skynews to pave the ground for the Turkey coup, Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page.
Bin Salman also had a collaborator, Mohammad bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, he added.
Bin Zayed informed Bin Salman that he had relations with Pennsylvania-based opposition figure, Fethullah Gulen, accused by the Turkish government of involvement in botched coup in the country, and has coordinated with him to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and convinced Bin Salman that the coup will certainly succeed, Mujtahid wrote.
According to Mujtahid, Gulen received over $200mln from the UAE to launch the coup, he added.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Mujtahid had disclosed that senior government officials in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had been informed of the coup in Turkey long before it took place.
Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page that the UAE leaders had played a role in the coup and the Turkish spy agencies have come to decode this involvement, adding that the UAE leaders had also alerted the Saudis about the impending coup.
“Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman had been informed of the military coup in Turkey,” Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Monday.
“There are reasons which show that given his intimate relations with Mohammad bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Mohammad bin Salman was aware of this coup,” he added.
According to Mujtahid, Turkish intelligence agencies have received information about some negative collaboration between bin Salman and bin Zayed, but the Saudis have managed to convince the Justice and Development party to rest assured and be optimistic about Riyadh’s measures.
He revealed that bin Salman has been trying to convince the Turks to conceal the UAE’s role in the coup and has promised a large amount of cash in reprisal.