Istanbul court adopts decision to arrest Gulen

Türkiye Materials 4 August 2016 16:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.4

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Istanbul court has adopted a decision to arrest Fethullah Gulen, the Anadolu Agency reported Aug.4.

Gulen 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 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.


Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu