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Turkey PM Inspection Board cites ‘telekinesis’ as possible cause of mysterious suicides

The suspicious suicides of four engineers working at the Turkish corporation ASELSAN could have been caused by telekinesis, according to a report by the Turkish Prime Ministry Inspection Board.

The report, presented to the Ankara Public Prosecutor in accordance with the ongoing investigation over the 2006-2007 suicides, claimed the victims could have been directed toward the suicides by way of telekinesis, citing the work done by neuropsychology expert Nevzat Tarhan.

Hüseyin Başbilen, an engineer at Turkey’s military research and development enterprise, Aselsan, was found dead in his car on Aug. 7, 2006. A court ruled in 2009 that he committed suicide. Two other engineers working at Aselsan died shortly after Başbilen.

Halim Ünal was shot in the head with one bullet on Jan. 17, 2007, while Evrim Yançeken fell from the balcony of his sixth-floor apartment nine days later. Burhanettin Volkan allegedly killed himself in 2009.

Tarhan’s study, included in the board’s report, asked the prosecution not to disregard the possibility of telekinesis as a possible cause of the suicides, which could cause severe distress and headaches in the victims, giving them a tendency to kill themselves.

The waves could be sent from 1.5 kilometers, and could direct victims towards a suicidal state of mind, Tarhan told daily Hürriyet.

Tarhan said an overcharge of electromagnetics could have also had the same effect on the engineers, which would then indicate neglect.

All three engineers were working on a friend-or-foe recognition system for Turkish warplanes at the time of their suicides, which had been brought back to public debate during the Ergenekon coup trials.

Telekinesis recently made the news after journalist Yiğit Bulut claimed that certain powers were trying to kill Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan through telekinesis. Weeks after his teories, Bulut was named a chief consultant for Erdoğan.

ASELSAN is one of country’s leading military electronics companies, with multiple defense and technology awards in its history.



Israel seeks Turkish airbase to enable Iran strike

Yaakov Amidror travels to Ankara offering advanced defense technology in exchange for an airstrike launching platform, the Sunday Times reports

Illustrative photo of an F-16 jet (photo credit: Nati Shohat /Flash90)

Illustrative photo of an F-16 jet (photo credit: Nati Shohat /Flash90)
When National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror arrives in Turkey on Sunday to discuss compensation for flotilla victims, he will also be seeking to lay the groundwork for the stationing of Israeli fighter jets in an airbase near Ankara, ahead of a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Sunday Times reported.

“Until the recent crisis, Turkey was our biggest aircraft carrier,” an Israeli military source told the London-based publication. “Using the Turkish airbases could make the difference between success and failure once a showdown with Iran gets underway.”

“Iran is warning openly about its intentions to destroy us and is working with all its might to carry it out,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony in Jerusalem earlier this month. “We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others, even the best of our friends,” he added alluding to the US’s promise to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

According to the Sunday Times report, Amidror is expected to offer Turkey advanced missile and surveillance technology in exchange for a base and training facilities at Akinci air base, northwest of Ankara. The move would see a resumption of the arrangement that was established in 1996 and remained in place until the two countries all but severed ties in the wake of the May 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara, when Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish nationals during the takeover of the vessel which was trying to reach Gaza.

A reconciliation between the two former allies was brokered by US President Barack Obama during the final moments of his visit to Israel last month. Just minutes before boarding Air Force One, Obama handed Netanyahu the phone and heard him apologize to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for “operational errors” made by Israel during the raid.

Amidror will reportedly be arriving in Ankara with a proposal to sell Turkey a variety of Israeli-developed weapons and military equipment, including Arrow anti-ballistic missiles, an advanced visual intelligence system developed by Elop, and an electronic warfare system made by Elta. The latter two systems were reportedly sent to Turkey for testing before bi-lateral ties deteriorated.

“The Israeli defense establishment has been lobbying hard for the politicians to find a form of apology, in order to restore the Israeli-Turkish alliance against Syria and Iran,” an Israeli defense source told the Sunday Times. “Turkey is very worried by Iran’s missile ambitions — countering this independently would take them years. With Israeli know-how based on the Jericho ballistic missiles, the time-frame will be cut short.”

“Turkey is talking about full normalization and a return of ties to the way they were before,” Turkey’s deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc told Maariv in an interview published on Wednesday. “I expect the talks to succeed. Normalization between Israel and Turkey will increase the chances of regional peace.”

Arinc said that Israel’s apology over the flotilla incident and acquiescence to Turkey’s other demands of paying compensation to the families of those who died, as well as easing the blockade on Gaza, have paved the way for re-establishing ties that broke off after the incident.

On Saturday, however, families of the Marmara victims objected to compensation talks with Israel, saying the Jewish state must first fully lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The relatives also said they would not drop lawsuits filed against former Israeli military commanders they hold responsible for the deaths.

Earlier this month, an Istanbul court heard the charges that were filed against four of the most senior retired commanders, including former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, in absentia, something Israel has characterized as a politically motivated stunt.

Turkey was warned on Warnings on US Embassy attack in Advance

Turkish President Abdullah Gül speaks during a joint news conference with his Serbian counterpart, Tomislav Nikolic (not pictured), on Feb. 4, 2013. (Photo: AA, Evrim Aydın)
QUESTION is did the State Dept know as well?

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has expressed his regrets over the fact that police could not prevent the US embassy bombing in Ankara last week, saying that it happened despite repeated warnings by intelligence.

Gül told a joint news conference with his Serbian counterpart, Tomislav Nikolic, on Monday that the police had been on alert and intelligence had warned of a possible terrorist attack.

The blast occurred inside a security checkpoint at the side entrance to the US Embassy in Ankara when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. A guard standing outside the checkpoint was killed while the two other guards were wounded.

The assailant was Ecevit Şanlı, a member of the far-left terrorist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C). According to initial reports, Şanlı had been implicated in a terrorist attack in 1997.

Didem Tuncay, a journalist who previously worked with the private NTV channel, was injured in the blast. She was taken to a nearby hospital. Her condition was reported to be improving after a series of surgeries on Friday.

Gül told reporters on Monday that both police and intelligence were on alert for possible attacks by the terrorist organization and that they were issuing warnings in this respect. “But, sadly, it could not be prevented and they realized this attack on the US Embassy,” Gül said.

Police detained nearly 100 DHKP/C members in January, and 55 of them were arrested pending trial on accusations of being members of a terrorist organization. Police seized a large number of documents from the addresses of the suspects, which revealed the group’s plans to assassinate politicians, judges, prosecutors and police officers.

The DHKP/C, considered a terrorist organization in Turkey, has carried out nearly a dozen terrorist attacks over the past seven months in Turkey, including Friday’s embassy attack. Intelligence reports suggest that the DHKP/C uses militants who suffer from a terminal illness in suicide attacks.

Gül said officials are also closely following Tuncay’s condition and confirmed that it is improving.