MHP leader: I know of FETO members in our party

Opposition party head Devlet Bahceli says terror group's 'civil wings' are among his current, former membership

MHP leader: I know of FETO members in our party

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader said on Thursday there were Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) members within his organization.

In a televised interview on Turkish channel NTV, Devlet Bahceli said: "There are certainly civil wings of coup plotters [besides soldiers] who should also be revealed.

“I know of FETO members in our party. There are some FETO members in our party, and also [among] those who left our party,” he added.

The Turkish government accuses FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen of orchestrating the defeated coup of July 2016, which left 249 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara has said FETO is behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

In response to question on whether Turkey still faces the threat of a coup, Bahceli said: "As long as the determination [to fight against FETO] continues, I do not see any risk of it."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Nisan 2017, 00:02