Ex-Turkish army chief: Gov't took no action against Gulen
ANKARA, Turkey – A former Turkish military chief says the government was warned about U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement back in 2004 but no action was taken against the group.
The government accuses Gulen — a former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who later turned into his number one foe — of being behind the failed military coup attempt in July and has embarked on a massive crackdown against his followers.
Retired Gen. Hilmi Ozkok on Wednesday told a parliamentary committee investigating the coup that Erdogan's government was warned about Gulen's network during a... read more
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