Gulf Cooperation Council designates FETÖ as terror group

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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (5th L), Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci (3rd L) and Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) pose before their meeting in Riyadh (Reuters Photo)
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (5th L), Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci (3rd L) and Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) pose before their meeting in Riyadh (Reuters Photo)

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has designated the Gülenist terror cult (FETÖ) as a terror group on Thursday and has pledged to support Turkey's fight against the group.

The announcement comes following Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu's visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on Thursday prior to the GCC meeting.

Çavuşoğlu informed al-Jubeir about Turkey's latest efforts against Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ). The Saudi minister expressed to Çavuşoğlu his support for Turkey.

The GCC is composed of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

On July 15, a group of rogue soldiers associated with FETÖ, led by Fetullah Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S., attempted to overthrow the democratically elected government in Turkey through a military takeover, killing over 240 people and injuring over 2,000.

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