Turkey expands fight against Gulen movement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey, has been expanded and included the country’s financial sector, the Milliyet newspaper reported Aug. 1.
Accounts of more than 4,000 companies have been blocked within the framework of the fight against the Gulen movement in Turkey.
Also, a special commission has been set up to investigate the ties of a number of Turkish companies with the Gulen movement.
It was established that more than 200 famous Turkish entrepreneurs, whose names have not yet been revealed, were having ties with the movement of Fethullah Gulen, according to the newspaper.
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 said that 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.
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