In Turkey, detained two relatives of the opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of the organisation of attempt of a military coup in the country. This time custody was the nephew and niece of the opposition in the investigation of activities of “Terrorist organizations fethullahists” (FETO).
Hussein Bushra Gulen and Gulen were arrested yesterday in Izmir, reports TASS with reference to the Hurriyet. Relatives of oppositionists detained on suspicion of involvement in the activities of FETO and also for using Bylock, which encrypts all transmitted data. Turkish intelligence believes that the programme has had most of the putschists during the coup attempt on the night of 16 of July of this year.
Earlier in October, Turkish police detained in Izmir brother preacher Gulen Kutbettin. Also arrested was his niece Emine and three of his nephews – TV presenter and lawyer Kemal gülen, Adbullah of Korogocho and Muhammet Sait Gulen.
FETO (abbreviation from the English name Fethullah Terrorist Organisation) is the collective name of organizations associated with the socio-political Hizmet movement Gulen. The preacher and his supporters Ankara accuses of involvement in a failed military coup in the country. In late July, the Turkish authorities have closed several thousand organizations associated with FETO. According to the Turkish Ministry of justice, since in respect of 82 thousand people were carried out investigative actions, under arrest was about 35 thousand people.
On the night of July 16, in Turkey a group of rebels attempted a military coup. The main fighting took place in Ankara and Istanbul. Killed more than 240 Turkish citizens, more than 2 thousand people were injured, the rebellion was suppressed. The Turkish authorities have accused Gulen of involvement in the coup attempt and demanded that the US extradite him. Gulen himself condemned the rebellion and declared his innocence.