Cyprus Mail

North search for Gulen supporters to start soon

Fethullah Gulen, whom Tayyip Erdogan believes was behind the attempted 'judicial coup'

Operations to root out supporters of US-based Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen in the north are due to begin in earnest now that the Muslim holiday of Bayram is over, Turkish Cypriot press reported on Tuesday.

Turkey has labelled Gulen supporters terrorists under the name Feto. Ankara has accused Gulen of being behind the failed July 2016 coup for which thousands of people have been arrested in Turkey, judges, teachers, public servants, police and military.

Turkish Cypriot media said on Tuesday that three people arrested in the north so far have been released. Fifty-three policemen were also suspended for alleged Gulen ties.

However, there was a list consisting of 300 persons alleged to have ties to the organisation that has been put before ‘prime minister’ Huseyin Ozgurgun and action is expected to be taken in the coming days, Detay newspaper said.


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