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Brother of Fethullah Gulen gets ten years in prison

The brother of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-resident preacher, which, according to Ankara behind the failed putsch of July 2016, the court in Izmir for ten years and six months in prison received because of membership of an armed terrorist group. It reports the staatspersagentschap Anadolu.

Kutbettin Gulen was in 2016 picked up in a house of his family in Izmir, on the Aegean Sea. The brother of Fethullah Gulen was accused of being a member of an armed terrorist organisation and will now be ten years and six months in jail. According to the Turkish government, he was behind the failed coup of July 2016. At that putsch were 270 people life, thousands of others were injured.

Fethullah Gulen is the enemy number one of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He lives since 1999 in exile in the United States. Ankara designates him as the mastermind behind the coup, and Washington has in recent weeks repeatedly to his extradition is requested. Gulen denies the allegations and says from the united states is a pacific organization.

The supporters of Gulen in Turkey is now the subject of an unprecedented zuiveringsoperatie. Since the coup, more than 30,000 people from the media, the army, the judiciary and education picked up.

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