Watch closely as this story develops. Recall that Turkey's president has been slow in providing support to US anti-Isis efforts. The Turkish president would not even allow the US military to utilize one of their airfields, one we had built for them, to launch attacks against Isis in Syria.
I am not commenting on the morality or even on the advisability of such a coup. Rather, I'm making a political observation.
The United States is responsible for training the elite guard for the leaders of many of the countries around the world through various contracts created by the CIA with private security companies. As an example, a private company, the Vinnell Corporation, is responsible for training the elite guard for the Saudi Royal Family. Vinnell is owned by BDM, and was in "partnership" with CIA when they first acquired that contract back in the mid-1970's.
So who trains the elite guard for the Turkish president? That is an important question. The elite guard can keep him alive and in power--or not. And what would motivate them to fail to do their job? As soon as he becomes too rigid for our liking a "memo" is passed around, gossip is circulated that the "US might be pulling its support...etc." That's all it takes.
The following passage is informative:
In 1953 the CIA had a problem, only this time it was in the country of Iran and Mossadegh died of lead poisoning; and the Shah, who was escaping to the Riviera, was brought back to resume the long 2500 year line of Cyrus, King Cyrus, and now he leads the country of Iran at the pleasure of the Agency’s number one man in the world today, Richard Helms, who is called Ambassador. And so as long as the guard in Iran can keep the Shah alive, he’ll be our man there. And as long as the Shah is our man, he’ll probably be alive. In Jordan, where King Hussein jets around and lives by grace of his elite guard—that guard has been trained through various corporate devices by the Central Intelligence Agency for at least twenty years—and King Hussein has about the same chances of surviving that Faisal or Hassen or the Shah have; and that is: "If he plays the game his guard will take care of him." -- Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty USAF