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The fact that Erdogan ended up benefiting in the long run is not proof that he " set up the failed coup d'etat himself ".

The Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MIT) had cracked the encryption system called "Bylock" that acolytes of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen were using to communicate on their cellphones way in advance of their coup attempt which is why Turkish authorities were able to swoop down and quickly apprehend the key players afterwards. However, that does not mean the government had advance knowledge of the date and time of the coup attempt.

If you have any "facts" as opposed to hunches or personal opinions, which show that Erdogan " set up the failed coup d'etat himself ", by all means please share them.