British envoy Richard Moore refutes Gülenist Twitter troll @FuatAvni
by Daily Sabah
ANKARAApr 27, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Apr 27, 2015 12:00 am
Richard Moore, the British ambassador to Ankara refuted the notorious Gülen Movement-linked Twitter account @FuatAvni, which implied Moore has connections with those who are behind the account.
The Gülen Movement-liked Twitter account @FuatAvni claimed that the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Turkey was canceled twice by the Turkish Prime Ministry due to allegations that the British Prime Ministry wanted to have meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instead of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. "The British ambassador told us, 'We know who's in command here thus we request appointments from [the Presidential Palace],' " @FuatAvni claimed.
The ambassador refuted the allegation on his personal Twitter account, saying that all the claims are fabricated. "The claims mentioned here are absolutely absurd and the part written by quoting me is solely fabricated," Moore tweeted on April 23 in Turkish.
@Fuat Avni, which is known to be a fabricated account affiliated with and used by the Gülen Movement to allegedly leak exclusive information, shares predictions that come true from time to time. The exclusive information, which turns out to be true concerns doubts that members of the Gülen Movement are present in key government institutions and obtain confidential information illegally.
Last January, the Ankara Gölbaşı Public Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the user or users of the @FuatAvni Twitter account for violating the privacy of the investigation into illegal wiretapping activities allegedly carried out by members of the Gülen Movement, in government positions in institutions such as the judiciary and police.
Furthermore, last February, the Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office launched a probe into allegations of an assassination plot against the president's daughter, Sümeyye Erdoğan. The claimed attempt was unveiled in alleged texting between main opposition Republican's People Party (CHP) Istanbul Deputy Umut Oran and the @FuatAvni Twitter account, which is claimed to be controlled by Gülen Movement-affiliated columnist Emre Uslu. Turkish media outlets reported that Uslu, a former police officer and a well-known figure of the Gülen Movement, is behind the controversial social media account.