World Bulletin / News Desk
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkish authorities will fight the Gülenist Terror Group (FETO) without mercy.
“We must deal with this terror group without mercy. But of course, we will do it within the framework of law and justice," Erdoğan told journalists on his return journey from official visits to Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
FETO, a terror group led by U.S.-based cult leader Fetullah Gülen, has been attempting to overthrow the Turkish government on several occasions in the last three years as they staged their latest attack on Turkish democracy by attempting a deadly coup on July 15, 2016.
More than 240 people have been killed and some 2,200 others were wounded on the coup night as FETO elements within the Turkish mlitary used tanks, combat helicopters and fighter jets to attack the civilians who had protested the coup attempt.
“Criminals should pay for their deeds," Erdoğan said adding that around 100,000 people were discharged from their job after investigators discovered their links with FETO, and the figure will further increase.
“The law will do whatever is necessary. We cannot stop it."
Erdoğan slammed the Western states that attempted to defend the terror group, FETO, and made statements against the actions taken by Ankara following the coup.
“You cannot interfere in our internal laws," Erdoğan said.