World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogna said Friday reiterated his firm stance against those who plotted the July 15 coup attempt last year.
In an exclusive interview with BBC World on Friday, Erdogan said: “Why should the state feed those who are the members of a terrorist organization?”
Turkish is celebrating the first anniversary of last year's defeated coup, which martyred 250 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.
Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating the defeated coup attempt and of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and the judiciary.
“They [FETO members] have infiltrated the judiciary, the military the police and the media. This is how they have organized and attempted the coup as a mob,” Erdogan said.
Erdogan said the Turkish judiciary was working its way to punish the culprits and urged that the Turkish judicial process should be respected.
“The judiciary is seen as the judiciary in the west. Why not the same stands for the judiciary in Turkey?” Erdogan said.
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