Monday, 27 November 2017

Turkish spies capture businessman in Sudan

A man accused of being the "money vault" behind Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has been repatriated to Turkey from Sudan following a joint operation between the two countries.
Businessman Memduh Cikmaz was captured in Sudan after Turkish spies tracked him down two months ago, state media reported.
He is accused of giving money to Mr Gulen, a US-based cleric who the Turkish government claim was behind a failed coup in July 2016.
Mr Gulen denies he had any involvement in the coup plot.
Pro-Erdogan supporter walks on a poster picturing US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen during a rally at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 18, 2016 following the military failed coup attempt of July 15
Turkey's government has targeted anyone suspected to be allied with US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen
The Turkish national media agency Anadolu called Mr Cikmaz the "money vault", who sources alleged continued to send millions to Mr Gulen following his relocation to Sudan in January 2016.
Mr Cikmaz, who reportedly owns petrol stations and brick factories, arrived back in Turkey on Monday.
Turkey has created a special team to find Gulenists abroad, Anadolu said.
Find out more about Mr Gulen by clicking here.

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