Turkey offers $1.3M reward for high-ranking FETO member

Interior ministry announces reward of up to $1.3 million for information leading to arrest of Adil Oksuz

Turkey offers $1.3M reward for high-ranking FETO member

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey has offered a reward of up to 4 million Turkish liras ($1.3 million) for information leading to the arrest of Adil Oksuz, a high-ranking member of the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO) behind July 15 coup bid.

The interior ministry said in a statement Tuesday that 37 fugitive members of the organization were added to the country's list of most wanted extremists.

The online list, which can be found at www.terorarananlar.pol.tr, is divided into five color-coded categories: red, blue, green, orange and grey.  

The ministry said eight out of 37 suspects were in the red category including Oksuz.

A reward of up to 750,000 Turkish liras (around $244,000) is offered for those in the grey category which includes two other high-profile Gulenists: former prosecutor Zekeriya Oz, and businessman Hamdi Akin Ipek.

At least 241 people were martyred and nearly 2,200 injured in the failed coup, which the government said was organized by followers of Fetullah Gulen, the FETO leader who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, in the U.S.

Gulen is accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish government through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.

Last Mod: 25 Ekim 2016, 15:37
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