THE FASCIST STATE OF TURDKEY IS NOW WORSE THAN ASSAD'S SYRIA

Turdkey coup attempt: Police raid 44 firms in coup probe to detain executives, state media says

Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies in Istanbul and have warrants to detain 120 company executives as part of the investigation into last month's attempted military coup, state-run Anadolu agency reports.

It said the companies were accused of giving financial support to the movement of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating the July 15 putsch.



It said the companies were accused of giving financial support to the movement of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating the July 15 putsch.

He denies the accusation.

None of the companies involved were named.

Followers of a Muslim cleric and former ally are behind the coup, according to the Turkish President.

Police began searches in the Uskudar and Umraniye districts of Istanbul, including buildings belonging to an unnamed holding company, the agency said.

Since the coup, more than 35,000 people have been detained, of whom 17,000 have been placed under formal arrest, and tens of thousands more suspended in a purge of Turkey's military, law and order, education and justice systems.

Almost 11,600 of those detained have since been released.

Mr Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of harnessing an extensive network of schools, charities and businesses, built up in Turkey and abroad over decades, to infiltrate state institutions and build a "parallel structure" that aimed to take over the country.



He vowed this month to cut off the revenues of businesses linked to Mr Gulen, describing them as "nests of terrorism" and promising no mercy in rooting them out.

Before the failed coup, in which more than 240 people were killed, the authorities had already seized Islamic lender Bank Asya, taken over or closed several media companies and detained businessmen on allegations of funding the cleric's movement.

Mr Gulen, in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, has denied the government's accusations.

Turkish police on Monday raided four major courts in Istanbul, detaining 136 of the wanted prosecutors and other judicial staff working at the courts.

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By: Jake_Sully (2018.14)

Tags: Turkey, erDOGan, fascist dictator

Location: Istanbul, ─░stanbul, Turkey