By Yazeed Kamaldien Muslim countries should cut ties with Turkey to halt its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s oppression of any opposition, believes one of his influential critics Fethullah Gülen. The frail Islamic cleric, Gülen, 81, recently offered an interview at his retreat in Pennsylvania, United States. He said the Turkish[…]
Turkey’s president has pledged to defy what he describes as United States attempts to weaken his country’s economy, rallying supporters a day after Washington imposed even higher tariffs on Turkish metals – sending the lira tumbling. The two NATO allies remain at loggerheads over multiple issues ranging from diverging interests[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Ankara would not allow the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) to make South Africa its base. At the inauguration of a new Turkish Embassy building in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, Erdogan warned the country of the threat of FETO as South Africa is[…]
America has rejected plans to link the case of an American pastor held for almost two years with US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup bid, a senior US official said on Friday. A Turkish court on Wednesday ruled to keep in jail on terror-linked[…]
Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 271 soldiers suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two years ago. State media said security forces started conducting operations across Turkey in the early hours of Friday morning[…]
An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced 25 journalists to prison terms of up to seven-and-a half years over links to a group that Turkey blames for the 2016 failed coup, in a mass trial of media staff detained after the putsch bid. Twenty-three of the journalists were convicted of membership[…]
Turkish police have launched raids in 49 cities to detain over 300 soldiers accused of links to the group blamed for last year’s attempted coup, state media reported Wednesday. The Istanbul public prosecutor issued arrest warrants for 360 people as part of a probe into followers of US-based Muslim cleric[…]
By Yaseen Kippie The Hizmet Movement, founded by exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, hosted a panel discussion by its South African branch last weekend. The purpose of the event was to clarify misconceptions about the movement and its involvement in the current political situation in Turkey. Its philosophies, history and[…]
Supporters of the US-based Islamist cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara believes to have been behind the military coup attempt last month have already “infiltrated” India, the Turkish FM claimed, urging Indian authorities to shut down Gulenist organizations. Referring to the group led by Gulen as FETO (Gulenist Terror Organization, a[…]
Turkish police launched a vast operation Thursday targeting businesses suspected of financing US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding last month’s attempted coup, media reported. Prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 187 suspects including CEOs as part of the operation in the country’s economic capital of Istanbul and[…]
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