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Turkey Coup Has Connections In India, Says Consul General Erdal Sabri Ergen

Turkey Coup Has Connections In India, Says Consul General Erdal Sabri Ergen

In aftermath of coup attempt in Turkey, have found some connection in India said Turkish Consul General Erdal Sabri Ergen on Monday.

Blaming Fethullah Gülen, the former imam and founder of the Gülen movement for the unrest, Ergen said ” Fethullah terror organisation has network worldwide including India. They provide money and support to overall orgs.”

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“There are various institutions in Mumbai & India,connected to (Fethullah) Gullen network, every such institution must be closed,”he added.

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Turkish government has also repeatedly blamed the Gülen movement for having a role in the coup, and at the rally, Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yildirim described Mr Gülen as the leader of a “terrorist group”, and said he would be brought to Turkey to “pay for what he did”.

Gülen, a preacher and former imam, was a close ally of President Erdogan until 2013. The relationship turned sour after a corruption scandal implicated Mr Erdogan, who then accused Mr Gülen of being behind the corruption investigation.

He is now on Turkey’s most-wanted terrorist list.