Islam and politics

Erdoğan vows to prevent further coup threats

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Türkiye will prevent any future coup attempts similar to the one orchestrated by the FETÖ in 2016.

"July 15 [coup attempt] is the latest example of how much damage an impostor disguised as a teacher can do to our country. We cannot allow such a tragedy to happen again," Erdoğan said, referring to FETÖ's U.S.-based leader, Fetullah Gülen.

Conviction based on app use violated Turkish teacher’s rights, European court says

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that a Turkish teacher convicted in 2017 of terrorism offenses had his rights violated because the case against him relied mostly on his use of an encrypted messaging application.

‘FETÖ members passed military exams with special code method’


In the operation in which 14 FETÖ members were arrested, mathematicians from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) have revealed that members of the organization entered military schools with a special code determined for each member.

Teams from Istanbul police's anti-terror branch carried out an operation against FETÖ members on March 21.

Former Turkish footballer arrested over FETÖ links

Former footballer Zafer Biryol, who was wanted for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization," has been caught in an operation against FETÖ's "football structure" in Istanbul's Büyükçekmece district.

He was found to attend the FETÖ's meetings, visit Fethullah Gülen, the ringleader of the organization, in 2006 and have an account in Bank Asya, a FETÖ-linked bank.