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2019-01-16 The Grand Turk
Turkey orders arrest of nearly 200 people over suspected Gulen ties, Hurriyet says
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
ordered the arrest of 192 people over suspected links to the network of the U.S.-based Moslem holy man accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Police operations targeting the followers of Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
have been carried out regularly since the failed coup and have recently gained momentum. Authorities in Istanbul and Adana ordered the arrest of more than 100 military suspects last week.

The Ankara chief prosecutor's office said it ordered the arrest of 50 military suspects - 3 lieutenants and 47 sergeants - as well as 55 people accused of using the ByLock messaging app, the newspaper reported.

Turkey outlawed ByLock in the aftermath of the failed putsch, saying followers of Gulen used it to communicate on the night of July 15, 2016, when a group of rogue soldiers attempted to overthrow the government, killing some 250 people.

Gulen, a former ally of President Tayyip Erdogan who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, has denied the charges and condemned the coup.

The prosecutor's office in the central province of Konya ordered the detention of 50 people, including military personnel and their contacts in the Gulen network, the newspaper said.

The prosecutor's offices of two other provinces, Mugla and Kocaeli, ordered the detention of 15 and 22 military personnel respectively.

More than 77,000 people have been tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
pending trial, while 150,000 civil servants, military personnel and others have been sacked or suspended from their jobs as part of the post-coup purges.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-01-16 00:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [232 views ]  Top
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#1 Still milking that Gulenist coup, eh? It's teats must be severely chapped by now.

...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem BrĂĽderbund....

You know, it wasn't *that* long ago that Turkey looked like an actual modern secular nation.
Posted by SteveS 2019-01-16 01:00||   2019-01-16 01:00|| Front Page Top

#2 it wasn't *that* long ago

The notion of progress as a ratchet is not sound.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-01-16 07:08||   2019-01-16 07:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Gulen arrests have become Turkey's version of the Mueller 'investigation'.
Posted by Raj 2019-01-16 09:04||   2019-01-16 09:04|| Front Page Top

#4 I dunno MM. My ratchet has a button and will click both ways depending on what you want.

I'd almost like to see Yippee declare himself Sultan who rules over all. My pop-corn bill would go through the roof I fear.
Posted by AlanC 2019-01-16 11:23||   2019-01-16 11:23|| Front Page Top

#5 Jeepers! How long is it going to take to kangaroo court try 77,000 criminals? How many courtrooms, how many judges, how many lawyers?

Just think of the logistics!
Posted by Bobby 2019-01-16 12:57||   2019-01-16 12:57|| Front Page Top

#6 "There is no Progress. There is only Change." -Liszendir, a character in The Warriors of Dawn(1975) by M.A. Foster

An observation that struck me as very apt when I first read many years ago... There is Change that you like and Change that you don't, if someone says there is Progress™ they are trying to sell you something.
Posted by magpie 2019-01-16 14:53||   2019-01-16 14:53|| Front Page Top

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