Turkish intelligence nabs top FETÖ terrorist in C Asia: Erdoğan

A top terrorist of the FETÖ in Central Asia was nabbed abroad in an operation by Turkish intelligence, Turkey's president said July 5.

Including Orhan İnandı, the latest capture, over 100 FETÖ terrorists have been brought back from abroad since the group's defeated 2016 coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after a three-hour-plus Cabinet meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara.

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated July 15, 2016 coup in Turkey, which left 251 people dead and 2,734 injured.

Ankara accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Turkey will continue efforts to fight and eliminate the FETÖ terror group, along with the terrorist PKK/YPG and ISIL, Erdoğan added.

"We have uncovered all the private structures and archives of the (FETÖ) organization in strategic institutions one by one," he stressed.

Although the terror group stepped up its search for support abroad and campaigns against Turkey to stop its members from panicking, Erdoğan said there is no safe place in the world for FETÖ terrorists.

Praising the efforts of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, he said several top ISIL members have recently been arrested and sensitive documents captured.

Turning to the terrorist PKK, Erdoğan said, "As a result of Turkey's successful anti-terror operations, for the first time in its history, the PKK's so-called senior leaders cannot move, gather, or manage the organization in northern Iraq," referring to a region near the Turkish border where the group often plans attacks.

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