Turkey detains Gulen’s nephew after coup attempt

A nephew of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, leader of the FETO terrorist organization, has been detained in Turkey amid a nationwide probe into the July 15 coup attempt, Anadolu Agency reported.

Muhammet Sait Gulen will be taken to the capital Ankara after he was detained in Erzurum.

The deadly coup attempt occurred late July 15 when rogue elements of the Turkish military tried to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government.

At least 208 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were martyred in Istanbul and Ankara and nearly 1,500 others wounded as they protested against the coup.

The government has said the attempted coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through supporters within the Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming the so-called ‘parallel state.’

Source: APA

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