Turkey: Gulen in list of most wanted terrorists

HRW, never such media crackdown since coup 1980

29 October, 12:22

    Fethullah Gulen Fethullah Gulen

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, OCTOBER 29 - The Turkish interior ministry has published a list of the most wanted terrorists, including magnate and imam Fetullah Gulen, a former friend and now number one enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to state-run news agency Anadolu. The same list includes members of the Kurdish PKK, among others.

    Gulen, who has been living in the United States since 1999, is accused of creating a ''parallel state'' infiltrating members of his Hizmet brotherhood in the police corps, judiciary and bureaucracy, to topple the ruling power in Ankara.

    Leaders of the Kurdish PKK include Cemil Bayik, Murat Karayilan and Duran Kalkan. Terrorists wanted by Turkey are listed according to their alleged danger, divided into five categories marked in red,blue, green, orange and grey with a decreasing level of danger.

    Along with members of the PKK and Gulen's network, the list includes far-left militants and members of ISIS. Turkish authorities offer up to four million in Turkish liras (some 1.2 million euros) to those providing useful information for their capture.

    International NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that drastic measures to ''block and prevent the control of power'' had not been taken since the military coup in 1980 , referring to the crackdown on the Ipek media group accused of ties with Gulen. (ANSAmed)

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