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Devil's Arms: Tanrıverdi and Erdoğan's terrorist agenda (2 – 6)

Friday 10/July/2020 - 02:51 PM
The Reference
Mahmud al-Batakoshi

Retired general Adnan Tanrıverdi is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's most important man in Libya.

Tanrıverdi is responsible for the transfer of mercenaries from Syria to the North African state through SADAT International Defense Consultancy which was founded in 2012.

The incorporation is the world's first for the training of terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist organizations around the world.

Suspicious relations

Tanrıverdi was kicked out of the Turkish military establishment in 1996 against the background of his dubious relations with terrorist organizations. He was 52 years old then. He was the commander of Turkish special combat troops.

When he became in control of important Turkish state institutions, Erdoğan asked Tanrıverdi of establishing SADAT, knowing the man's obsession with violence and extremism.

In founding the incorporation, the Turkish president achieved several goals at the same time. He used it in liquidating his opponents, after the presumed 2016 military coup against his regime.

The presumed coup was Erdoğan's magic wand for controlling the army, state institutions, police and the parliament.

He also used the same coup in cracking down on his opponents, including in other countries. He fired a huge number of army officers and civil servants, using fabricated charges.

Nevertheless, the Turkish president implicated his country's army in military conflicts in other countries, including in Syria, Iraq and Libya. He also sent his army to Qatar.

SADAT is headquartered in Istanbul. Its board consists of a number of radical Islamists. It has 15,000 staff members. It is given numerous names, including "War Dogs" and "Turkey's Black Water."


Erdoğan rewarded Tanrıverdi for his role in vanquishing the Turkish opposition by appointing him as an advisor to him on August 16, 2016.

This was a month after the presumed military coup took place.

Tanrıverdi succeeded in winning Erdoğan's confidence by turning SADAT into an important platform for training terrorists in guerrilla warfare and using them in implementing the agenda of the Turkish regime in other countries.