20 remanded over 'parallel state' financing

Suspects are believed to have funded Gulen Organization through a US non-profit institution

20 remanded over 'parallel state' financing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty people suspected of financing the “parallel state” extrem group were remanded in custody by an Istanbul court on Friday.

Six others were freed under judicial control by the Anadolu Criminal Court of Peace no:5 following a series of arrests across three Turkish provinces - Istanbul, Konya and Kirklareli on Tuesday.

The suspects are believed to have funded the Fetullah Organization, also known as the parallel state, through a U.S. non-profit institution.

The group is led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of attempting to overthrow the Turkish government through a network of supporters, known as Gulenists, within state institutions.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Haziran 2016, 12:09