FETÖ business group registered in Belgium

Published 18.08.2016 21:40
Updated 15.11.2016 15:56

A trade advocacy organization linked to the Gülen Terrorist Group (FETÖ) reportedly registered in Belgium in December last year to continue its operations for the group, which has been accused of orchestrating the deadly July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.

According to documents seen by Anadolu Agency (AA) on Wednesday, the Turkey-based Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON), which was closed in Turkey on July 24 because of its links to the terror sect headed by U.S.-based Fethullah Gülen, was registered in Belgium on Dec. 8, 2015 as a non-profit organization under the name TUSKON EU. And on April 25, it moved to an address near a number of EU institutions.

Three members of TUSKON EU currently benefit from accreditation and access to the European Parliament in Brussels, namely director Serdar Yeşilyurt, Muhammet Yılmaz and Ebubekir Işık.

When Yeşilyurt attended a July 19 foreign affairs committee at the European Parliament to discuss the failed coup in Turkey, he reportedly covered his face to avoid having his picture taken during the discussion. He was the only non-journalist and non-Turkish embassy employee to attend the committee.

TUSKON EU is one of numerous FETÖ-linked organizations abroad, the purpose of which is to spread the FETÖ's propaganda.

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