Turkish court seizes Gulen properties

US-based preacher accused of masterminding defeated July 15 coup

Horndiplomat-A criminal court in southern Turkey on Friday seized properties belonging to Fetullah Gulen, the U.S.-based preacher accused of masterminding the defeated July 15 coup.

No details of the property or properties seized were given.

Turkey’s government says the coup attempt, which left 240 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured, was organized by followers of Gulen who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999.

Gulen is accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.


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