Baku, Azerbaijan, August 23
The Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office in accordance with the European Convention sent a petition to the Turkish Prosecutor General’s Office, a joint statement of the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office, the Interior Ministry and the State Security Service said Aug. 23.
According to the statement, the petition was sent to conduct investigative actions on the Turkish territory to reveal the relations among the representatives of "Hizmet Movement" (Gulen Movement) in Azerbaijan and their supporters in Turkey and other foreign countries, sources of funding and other details.
Earlier, the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office, the Interior Ministry and State Security Service created a joint operational-investigative group.
The group was created as part of the criminal case filed August 12 in connection with the investigation and prevention of illegal acts to propagandize the Gulen Movement in Azerbaijan, the incitement of social, religious hatred and hostility, restriction of the rights of citizens.
An Istanbul court ordered on Aug. 4 to arrest Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organizing the military coup attempt in Turkey.
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.
Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.