Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) recognized the movement of Fethullah Gulen as a terrorist organization, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Oct. 19, Anadolu Agency reported.
Previously, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) recognized the movement of Fethullah Gulen as a terrorist organization.
Turkey listed the Gulen movement as a terrorist group in 2015.
Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Justice officially requested the US to arrest Fethullah Gulen. In addition, the Turkish authorities sent two requests to the US for Gulen’s extradition. Prior to that, the Istanbul Court released an order to arrest Gulen.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.
He also declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20. The state of emergency was prolonged for 90 more days on Oct. 3.
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