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The Guardian: Hakan Şükür suspected of terrorism, involvement in attempt of military coup
12:44, 12 August 2016
The Guardian: Hakan Şükür suspected of terrorism, involvement in attempt of military coup

Turkish law enforcers accuse the footballer of membership in FETO, the organization that supports Gulen

12:44, 12 August 2016

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Hakan Şükür, the outstanding football striker, who performed for Galatasaray and the national team, is now among the suspects in organizing the failed military coup in Turkey. According to The Guardian, the prosecutor’s office of Sakarya province issued the arrest warrant for him.

'Sukur is accused by prosecutors of “being a member of an armed terror group”, a reference to the organisation of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara claims was behind the coup, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. Sukur and his family are understood to have left Turkey for the United States last year. Sukur was accused of insulting Erdogan in Twitter earlier this year, risking a four-year jail sentence. Sukur said that he did not intend to target the president however, although prosecutors said that the tweets were “clearly related” to the Turkish president', reads the article.

Read the full story here.

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