Last update: 4-dec-22
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
8 Dec. 2020:
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