Erdogan gives Gülen blame coup

Erdogan gives Gülen blame coup

World July 15, 2016 23:57

ankara - Behind the coup attempt in Turkey to sit soldiers who are supporters of the movement to the United States exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. So says Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan and Gulen were once allies but be together for many years at war. Turkey has the Gülen movement officially designated as terrorist. Erdogan claimed for some time that Gülen wants to overthrow his government.

The Gülen movement,, trying to divide the country and ummah '(community of Muslims worldwide), Erdogan said in May, according to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet. According to Erdogan, the Gülen movement in Turkey has a parallel state formed by stationing themselves supporters in key positions in the judiciary, police and public administration.


In April and May, kept the Turkish police dozens of people suspected of membership of the Gülen movement. Among those arrested were journalists, lawyers and police officers, reported state news agency Anadolu.

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