Baku, Azerbaijan, April 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish police launched a raid against members of the Gülen movement, according to the Turkish Milliyet newspaper.
As part of raids the homes of eight police officers among which are the former police chiefs will be inspected, the newspaper wrote.
The police officers were detained as a result of the raids that revealed a relationship with Gulen`s movement.
Earlier, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Gulen movement activities are aimed at weakening the government. Later, Erdogan said it is possible to extradite Gulen, who he claims interferes in Turkey's internal affairs, helping to destabilize the situation in the country.
Turkish Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag also previously said Fethullah Gulen (Islamist figure living in the U.S.) can be put on the international wanted list. The minister said a court decision is necessary to put Gulen on the international wanted list.
Earlier, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the extradition of Gulen is out of question.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.