Sweden has decided not to send back coup plotters linked to the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ) coup attempt in Turkey. Calling FETÖ terrorists' leader, U.S.-based retired imam Fethullah Gülen, an "opposition leader," the Swedish migration agency, Migrationsverket, said several plotters are his "supporters."
It did not put any figures on how many people are in those groups. Last year Sweden received 253 asylum seekers from Turkey. Although it was made public yesterday, the decision was taken three days after the bloody July 15 coup, according to the Associated Press report. Speaking on German state broadcaster ARD on July 25, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan railed at Germany for what he called its indifference to PKK and FETÖ members and questioned the European Union's contribution to the anti-terror fight.