27 February 2014 – Turkish attorney demands Gulen and his allies be tried of crimes of: “forming an organization”, “an organized coup attempt” and “organized deceit and abuse of power.”
A Turkish attorney, Hudaverdi Yildirim, has filed a complaint to Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office against Fethullah Gulen on Wednesday, asking him to be tried of crimes such as, “forming an organization”, ” an organized coup attempt” and “organized deceit”.Yildirim claimed in his petition that national ‘economic secrets’ and the activities of National Intelligence Service (MIT) were disclosed and an illegal chase was launched. Referring to the December 17 anti-graft operation, Yildirim said: “National secrets were disclosed at the end of the anti-graft operations, which were illegally conducted and the country’s economy was damaged by around US$ 200 billion.”
Crimes of treason, a coup against a legal government, qualified deceit, and abuse of power were committed at the same time and by the same people, alleged the petition, adding that Fethullah Gulen, “used his political and moral power on prosecutors, by which he becomes instigator of the prosecutors that target legal government”. The attorney demanded Gulen and his allies be tried of crimes of “forming an organization”, “an organized coup attempt” and “organized deceit and abuse of power.”
An anti-graft operation was launched on December 17 in Turkey, which resulted in the detentions and arrests of high-profile bureaucrats, including the sons of three former cabinet ministers and businessmen. Turkey’s government claim it is targeted by a group within the state that has international links. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and senior government officials have blamed the group for ‘attempting to run an agenda of its own with the December anti-graft operation’.