Last update: 2-feb-21
Since May 2016, the Gülen movement has been classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey under the assigned names Gülenist Terror Organisation (Fethullahçı Terör Örgütü; abbreviation: FETÖ) and Parallel State Structure (Paralel Devlet Yapılanması; abbreviation: PDY). After the failed coup attempt in 2016, the government of Turkey blamed the group for the coup attempt. Source
264 detained in nationwide operations against Gulen movement members in Turkey
Turkish security forces detained 264 suspects on Tuesday in operations across the country against the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ). In one of the biggest operations against the terrorist group, 204 suspects were detained in Izmir and 49 in other province
Turkey arrests 76 Gulen movement terror suspects across country
Turkish police arrested 76 suspects nationwide Friday for their alleged links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which was behind the 2016 coup attempt in the country.
Provincial anti-terror and intelligence teams determined that 66 of the detained suspects frequently changed their addresses to avoid being caught and rented "safe houses" through their relatives, who do not have a record of links to the terrorist group. The operation to capture the identified suspects was carried out as part of an investigation initiated by prosecutors in the western province of Izmir
Separately, 10 other FETÖ suspects were arrested in an operation based in central Eskişehir province against the terrorist group's infiltrators in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). Read the full article
147 arrested in operations against Gulen movement in Turkey
Police across the country launched raids on Tuesday morning to capture suspects linked to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which was behind a coup attempt on July 15, 2016. A total of 147 suspects, from soldiers and police officers to civilians, were arrested.
The largest number of arrests were in the western province of Izmir. A total of 116 suspects were detained in two separate operations. The first operation was against FETÖ members who infiltrated the military. The Izmir Chief Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants for 82 suspects including 70 active-duty soldiers. 72 were arrested in operations in Izmir and 38 other provinces while manhunt was underway for others.
In the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 19 suspects including a colonel and a lieutenant colonel accused of being FETÖ infiltrators. All suspects were detained in operations in 13 provinces.
Elsewhere, police in the capital Ankara detained 12 out of 20 wanted suspects in operations against users of Bylock. Read the full article
Turkish authorities have arrested 28 businessmen in operations targeting a religious movement accused of plotting the 2016 military coup attempt, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. The police arrested 28 suspected members of the Gülen religious movement in Istanbul, the capital of Ankara and southern province of Urfa in simultaneous raids, Anadolu said.
The suspects are accused of collecting $6.8 million for the movement, it said. The Turkish government has been pursuing members of the religious group since surviving the failed putsch, which it says was carried out by Gülenists who infiltrated the army, state institutions and the police.
Some 20,566 military personnel have been sacked since the failed coup attempt, according to a report by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). Authorities have dismissed more than 100,000 state employees accused of links to the movement and arrested thousands in a series of purges since the coup attempt.
7 November 2020:
Turkey sets more than $86 million bounty on fugitive FETÖ terrorists
The total amount of bounty set by the Interior Ministry for the capture of 339 fugitive members of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) now stands at TL 675 million ($86.4 million), Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. The Interior Ministry's wanted list contains 42 FETÖ members with red notices, 23 with blue, 17 with green, 48 with orange and 209 with gray, including both civilians and former military personnel who led the July 15 coup attempt by military infiltrators of the terrorist group.
Among those in the red category is FETÖ leader Fetullah Gülen, as well as a key member of the terror group Adil Öksüz who led the coup attempt from the Akıncı air base in the capital Ankara. Other most-wanted fugitives include members of FETÖ's so-called advisory council, for a total bounty of TL 420 million.
Dozens captured in new wave of operations against terrorist group FETÖ
31 detained in FETÖ operation in Naval Command
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office ordered arrest warrants Wednesday for 31 suspects over their links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), the perpetrator of the failed 2016 coup.
According to the statement from the office, an investigation was launched against 31 people, including 13 on duty, who were connected to the confidential structure in the Naval Forces Command and the Coast Guard Command. Security forces detected communication between the suspects and prominent FETÖ members.
The primary duty of imams was to recruit as many followers as possible for the group's military network and protect the FETÖ-linked officers and help them get promoted through the ranks. In another investigation in eastern Malatya province against FETÖ, one person was detained.