Companies with suspicious activities prior to coup attempt to be investigated

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 23.08.2016 22:54

A state prosecutor will launch investigations into companies with suspicious operations, particularly in the week preceding the coup attempt on July 15, in accordance with a report from the Capital Markets Board (SPK).

State prosecutors are investigating market movements prior to the coup attempt on July 15, attempting to detect companies that carried out unusual activities, particularly during the period between July 11 to 14. Investigators will ask for SPK evidence, and investigations will be launched into companies which show suspicious activities.

The July 15 coup attempt, which left 240 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured, was said to be organized by followers of Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the American state of Pennsylvania since 1999, together with members of his Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) network.

Gülen is accused of leading a decades-long campaign to overthrow the Turkish state through infiltration of key Turkish institutions, particularly the military, the police and judiciary, forming what prosecutors describe as a "parallel state."

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