Emre Uslu first went to Belgium on March 1, 2014, before making the obligatory transatlantic trip. (1)
A Turkish criminal court on Feb. 24 issued another arrest warrant for the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen as a part of the probe into the “parallel state,” in which 28 suspects have been arrested so far. The court also issued an arrest warrant for Emre Uslu, a columnist and a former police official.
The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office has delivered its request for a local court to issue the warrants for the two names, who are listed as suspects in the probe launched against 80 people on charges including espionage, being members of an armed terrorist organization, and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government.
The prosecutor’s office noted that both Gülen and Uslu are currently abroad and the prosecution had not been able to contact them for the investigation. Gülen, a former ally turned arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been abroad since 1998.
Gülen and Uslu are accused of illegal wiretapping, espionage, breaching private life, illegally recording personal data forgery of official documents, establishing an illegal organization, and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government. (2)