On August 16, a court in the Turkish city of Usak confirmed the indictment against 111 members of the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the Turkish govt.), including its founder, Fetullah Gulen, who is charged of infiltrating the state institutions in an attempt to change the constitutional order in Turkey.
Today, August 2, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag stated that Turkey filed a second document to the US demanding extradition of Fetullah Gulen, accused of orchestrating the failed military coup on July 15.
According to the UK daily The Times, the conservative MP for Harborough, Sir Edward Garnier, was paid by a branch of the Gulen organization over £ 115 000 in February of 2015, to co-author a report on human rights in Turkey. That report was published in September of 2015 and submitted to the House of …
Fetullah Gullen, a man often accused of wrongdoing by the AKP-led government was recently named as the top culprit for orchestrating the military coup, by the Turkish President Erdogan.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan, urged the US to extradite Fetullah Gullen during the speech following the funeral ceremony of his chief advisor’s brother, Ilhan Varank, who killed in the coup attempt.
Between the 15th and 16th of July, a small group of Turkish military personnel attempted a military coup, blocking airports, roads, shutting down media and attacking important government buildings.