Ankara steps up efforts to bring Gülen to Turkey

Published 16.11.2015 22:56
Updated 16.11.2015 23:49

Justice Minister Kenan İpek said the arrest warrants for the return of Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ), have been received by the ministry. Indicating that they are considering whether to demand a red notice or not, İpek also said the "ministry will take concrete steps in upcoming days."

"The beginning of the end is coming for FETÖ leader Fethullah Gülen, who had received a number of arrest warrants. The legal procedure for the return of Gülen from the United States has officially begun," he added.

The movement, led by Fethullah Gülen who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S. is accused of wiretapping thousands of people including government officials and encrypted phones. It has been accused of infiltrating state institutions in Turkey and trying to overthrow the government.

Referred to as the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ), the movement is seen as a threat against Turkey's national security.

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