Turkish prosecutors issued 110 warrants, 85 military personnel detained over Gulen association
September 22, 2018 | Brainwave Science
According to media reports, Turkish police has detained 85 military personnel in raids across the country over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup. Prosecutors in Ankara issued arrest warrants for 110 active duty personnel in the air force, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. The raids were part of a probe into followers of US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who denies involvement in the coup. Turkey claims Gulen ordered the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 15, 2016, but he strongly denies the charges.
More than 77,000 people including military personnel, teachers and judges have been arrested over suspected links to Gulen under the two-year state of emergency imposed five days after the coup bid. The government ended the emergency this July. While western allies have expressed concern over the scale of the crackdown, Ankara has insisted the raids are necessary to remove the “virus” that is the Gulen movement’s infiltration of key Turkish institutions. Gulen lives in Pennsylvania for almost a decade now in a self-imposed exile and maintains that he promotes moderate Islam, secular education and peaceful movement.
Serkan Golge, 36, an American citizen and a NASA scientist in southern Turkey, was arrested at the time of the failed coup. Another US citizen arrested on coup charges is an evangelical preacher named Andrew Brunson, has also been in prison for over two years now in Turkey. The US State Department said in a written statement on Thursday that it will continue to follow the case against Golge, insisting it “lacks credible evidence,” but welcomed a decision to reduce his sentence. Golge and Brunson are among a small number of Americans who remain in Turkish custody, although US officials do not provide an exact number
A failed coup to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016, triggered two-year state of emergency imposed five days after the coup bid. On July 15, 2016, when a section of the Turkish military launched a coordinated operation in several major cities to topple the government for several hours in follow up it, it looked like Turkey was going to face the fourth devastating military coup in its 95-year political history. In an unprecedented manner, soldiers and tanks took to the streets and a number of explosions rang out in Ankara and Istanbul. The government swiftly declared victory in this coup and scores of troops that had taken part in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.
Since then there has been a question of whether there can be a return of peace, normalcy and fully functional democracy in Turkey. Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish preacher and businessman who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999 has been blamed by Erdogan government as the perpetrator of coup that resulted in 241 people killed and 2,194 others injured.
Trump administration has publicly supported and threatened Turkey with sanctions if Brunson is not released but has failed to publicly demand that other Americans, like Golge or the two Turkish consular workers who are also in jail, be freed. Americans who are held in Turkey due to lack of sufficient evidence deserve a fair and unbiased hearing.
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