As Turkey continues its efforts both domestically and abroad to fight the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), the cult that perpetrated the July 15 coup attempt last year, South Africa is becoming a new base for Gülenist fugitives. Turkey is keeping abreast of the developments in the country and Turkish officials have warned Gülenists, telling them not to get too comfortable. Turkey intensified its fight against FETÖ after the July 15 failed coup attempt, which saw the death of 246 civilians. Since then FETÖ members have been fleeing abroad, with many increasingly going to South Africa.
According to diplomatic sources, up to 2,000 Turkish citizens that have arrest warrants for being FETÖ members have fled to South Africa since July 15 of last year. Moreover sources also indicated that fugitive FETÖ members smuggled about $500 million into the country. FETÖ has a strong presence in South Africa. They have reportedly been using the South African Turkish Business Association (SATBA) for financial transactions and money laundering.
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