The July 15 coup attempt was notified to the soldiers loyal to Gülenist terror-cult (FETÖ) by Adil Öksüz, a senior imam for the FETÖ, in a secret meeting in Ankara, a putschist general detained in İzmir following the coup attempt said while testifying on the FETÖ activities as a secret witness.
According to his testimony, a secret meeting was held in Çukurambar neighborhood of Ankara during the holiday of Eid al-Fitr and was attended by the high-ranking military officials, including former air forces commander and mastermind of the coup attempt, General Akın Öztürk, Vice-Admiral Ömer Faruk Harmancık, Brigadier General Mehmet Partigöç.
"Between July 6-10, they brought all the military officials who would take part in the coup attempt to Ankara and informed them about their involvement in the plot. Everyone came without their mobile phones and we were asked to wear casual outfits to avoid attracting attention," the witness revealed.
The general, whose name was not revealed, said that he opposed to the coup plan, warning that there will be clashes but the senior FETÖ members said all the precautions were taken and they will convince all generals in the military.
"The senior leaders reminded us of our pledge to Fetullah Gülen, leader of Gülen terror-cult, and said he had to come even before our families. The imam told us that 'the coup will bring you peace, happiness ,and richness'", the witness said.
Gülenist coup imam Adil Öksüz
Öksüz, who was allegedly assigned by Gülen to relay his instructions to fellow Gülenists within the Air Force, was detained after the foiled coup attempt at Akıncı Air Base in Ankara, which the coup plotters used as a headquarters. He was among three civilians found in and around the base after the coup attempt was quelled, but in a controversial verdict, was released by a Gülenist judges only hours after his detention. He remains at large and is believed to have fled abroad while the prosecutors and judges who ordered his release are now under investigation.
Öksüz, who is an assistant professor at Sakarya University, was reportedly released by the court, despite the prosecutor's objection, saying that Öksüz was present at Akıncılar Base, the 'command center of the coup,' despite the fact that he was a civilian.
Referred to as the 'black box' of the terror-cult, Öksüz reportedly acts as the 'air force leader' of FETÖ.
Reports said that he has been working with and received orders regarding FETÖ's military activity from Mustafa Özcan, who is known to be the country-wide leader of FETÖ.
He allegedly became the air force figure of Gülenists in the military after their former leader Hamidullah Öztürk escaped to Brazil.