Turkey: 7 Gulenists indicted on terrorism charges

Chief prosecutor points to 'concrete evidence' that 'terrorist group' is working to seize control of government.

Turkey: 7 Gulenists indicted on terrorism charges

World Bulletin / News Desk 

An Ankara court has accepted the Chief Prosecutor's indictment accusing seven people of belonging to a group that is attempting to overthrow the Turkish government.

The suspects, four of them police officers, are charged with being members of the Gulen movement, on which the indictment -- accepted on Thursday -- brings terrorism charges.

The Chief Prosecutor accused them of forming a "parallel state" and working secretively to seize control of the government.

The suspects are also charged with working to prevent the organization from being uprooted from state institutions.

The Chief Prosecutor said there is "concrete evidence" to the existence and motivations of a "Fetullahci (Gulenist) terror organization."

The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement, led by U.S.-based Turkish preacher Fetullah Gulen, of working to overthrow the government by infiltrating state institutions, mainly the police and the judiciary.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Nisan 2015, 12:56