Gülen's secretive Pennsylvania hideout filmed in aerial footage

Published 16.07.2018 12:35
Updated 16.07.2018 13:40

Anadolu Agency on Sunday captured aerial footage of the camp where Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) leader Fetullah Gülen lives in Pennslyvania's Saylorsburg village in the U.S.

Anadolu Agency flew above the quiet compound where the terror leader has resided since 1999 and took photos and video of the camp out of a helicopter.

Sunday marked the second anniversary of a deadly coup attempt staged by FETÖ in Turkey on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Several FETÖ members, who were wandering inside the camp, were spotted hiding their faces with newspapers while Anadolu Agency was filming the area.

The area is home to one main building where Gülen meets the members of the organization and nine separate residences.

The entrance, strengthened with security surveillance, greets members with a signboard Golden Generation Chestnut Camp Retreat Center written on it.

Those who want to take photo and video of the camp get warned by security officers.

Protesting FETÖ camp

A group of Turks in the U.S. on Sunday staged a protest in the front of the camp.

During the protest organized by the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC) and Assembly of Turkish American Associations, people chanted anti-FETÖ slogans.

The protesters carried Turkish flags and pictures of July 15 victims, calling for the extradition of the FETO leader.

TASC Chairman Halil Mutlu said they faced challenges in taking permission to stage the protest.

"While TASC was making efforts so that the protest could be a large event, unfortunately, it encountered obstacles.

"We held the organization but got caught in security forces' obstacle. We were just allowed for a small march in front of the camp," said Mutlu.

Savaş Şahin made a statement on behalf of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations and said Gülen was the murderer of those killed on the night of coup attempt.

Pointing out that Turkish community in the U.S. was united against FETÖ, Şahin said: "Protests will continue until Gülen is extradited".

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