Another arrest warrant for Gulen issued by Turkish court
18:55, 5 August 2016

Another arrest warrant for Gulen issued by Turkish court

This is a second warrant already. Earlier, the court has already arrested the Gulen in absentia

18:55, 5 August 2016


The Prosecutor's Office of the Turkish city of Izmir issued a warrant for the arrest of opposition leader and Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It is reported by the Turkish NTV TV channel.

It is also reported that a warrant has been issued on the basis of evidences of high ranking officers in the frameworks of investigation of the coup attempt.

This is the second arrest warrant for Gulen, yesterday Istanbul court issued a decision on his arrest in absentia.

Related: Istanbul Criminal Court has issued an order to detain Gulen

Earlier, Gulen announced that the Istanbul court decision on his arrest in absentia clearly indicates the desire of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to establish authoritarian power.

Recall that in the night of 15 July 16, a group of soldiers tried to seize power in Turkey. Erdogan blamed Fethullah Gulen in the coup, who had been lining in the United States for a long time. At the same time the State Department requires the proves of Gulen's guilt to extradite him to his homeland.

Related: Turkey again urges US to extradite Gulen

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