The unit of Turkish intelligence was brought to Istanbul detained in Ukraine and Azerbaijan supporters of the movement FETO. The Anadolu Agency reported the operation, did not specify whether coordinated action at MIT with the authorities of these countries
The national intelligence organization of Turkey (MIT) has delivered to Turkey the two detained supporters of opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, Anadolu Agency reports. They were removed from Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
According to the Agency, the names of the detainees ISA özdemir and Salih Zeki Igit, they were charged of involvement in terrorist activities. Ozdemir in 1997 he graduated from the Baku state University and was considered responsible for the finances structure FETO (organization’s) in Azerbaijan. He was also the founder of the construction company Avro 2000. Detained in Ukraine Salih Zeki Igit on behalf of the FETO until 2016 was involved in raising funds in the Turkish province of Mersin. The money he sent to the United States, where gülen. In 2016, after a coup attempt in Turkey, he fled to Ukraine, I believe in Turkey.
The Agency did not specify whether the operation to arrest the suspects held by Turkish intelligence when interacting with law enforcement bodies of Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
Preacher Fethullah gülen living in the United States, and the associated organization of the FETO, the Turkish authorities considered the main responsible for the coup attempt, which occurred in July 2016. Then in the clashes in Istanbul and Ankara were killed 249 people, more than 2 thousand were wounded. After the attempted coup, the Turkish authorities have started large-scale purges in the ranks of the military. Tens of thousands of people were removed from office or sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. At the end of may for his involvement in a coup attempt in Turkey to life imprisonment were sentenced more than 100 people.
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Fethullah gülen in 2013 was included among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in the list of 500 most influential people in the world by Foreign Policy magazine. Gülen is engaged in human rights and religious activities and is a political opponent of the incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since the late 1990-ies Gulen lives in the USA. The Turkish authorities, accusing him of terrorist activities, gülen was deprived of the citizenship of the country. Gulen himself of all charges in his address denies.