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Turkey arrests the main assistant to Gulen in Military Coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly demanded the extradition of the cleric and the government has filed an official request with the US for it.

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  • Halis Hanci, designated as Gulen’s henchman, came to Turkey two days before the coup attempt, Xinhua reported
  • He has distributed money to Gulen, who has been living in the US since 1999
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly demanded the extradition of the cleric and the government has filed an official request with the US for it

Ankara, July 24: Turkey has arrested the key assistant to the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who was accused of plotting the failed coup attempt, local media reported on Saturday.

Halis Hanci is the right hand of Gulen in Military Coup. Image Source: www.internethaber.com
Halis Hanci is the right hand of Gulen in Military Coup. Image Source: www.internethaber.com

Halis Hanci, designated as Gulen’s henchman, came to Turkey two days before the coup attempt, Xinhua reported.

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He has distributed money to Gulen, who has been living in the US since 1999.

Fetullah Gulen was accused of failed mIlitary Coup in Turkey. Image Source:  www.ajanshaber.com
Fetullah Gulen was accused of failed mIlitary Coup in Turkey. Image Source: www.ajanshaber.com

Turkish authorities earlier on Saturday detained Mohammet Sait Gulen, one of Gulen’s nephews, NTV reported.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly demanded the extradition of the cleric and the government has filed an official request with the US for it.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had demanded the extradition of the cleric and the government. Image Source: www.abc.net.au
Recep Tayyip Erdogan had demanded the extradition of the cleric and the government. Image Source: www.abc.net.au

The failed coup attempt, which began on July 15, was crushed the next day; at least 290 people, including more than 100 “coup plotters,” were killed, authorities said. (IANS)

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