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Turkish Foreign Minister says FETO, mastermind of coup has ‘infiltrated’ India

He says that the “secretive transnational criminal network”, FETO which is present around the world, has infiltrated India through associations and schools

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Sushma Swaraj with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in New Delhi on Friday Image Source: The Hindu
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  • The Minister says that the “secretive transnational criminal network”, FETO which is present around the world, has infiltrated India through associations and schools
  • On July 15, the clandestine faction led by FETO within the Turkish Army attempted to stage a coup to overthrow the democratically elected government
  • The minister also expressed concern over the situation in Syria as Turkey is directly impacted by the conflict there and violence in the region

August 22,2016: During his first official visit to India, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey claims that Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO), blamed for the failed coup to topple President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, has “infiltrated” India.

He says that the “secretive transnational criminal network”, FETO which is present around the world, has infiltrated India through associations and schools.

“In all countries where FETO has a presence, we ask them to take immediate actions to remove them from their territories,” said the minister to PTI.

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After holding talks with Sushma Swaraj, the Turkish Foreign Minister said in an interview with PTI, “I have already taken up this issue with my counterpart.”

According to the PTI report, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian side is “sensitive” to Turkish concerns and Indian security agencies were “looking into” Ankara’s demand for closure of associations connected with FETO which were carrying out illegal activities.

Crowds cheers for Erdogan after unsuccesful military coup attempt. Image Source: www.voanews.com
Crowds cheers for Erdogan after unsuccesful military coup attempt. Image Source: www.voanews.com
  • On July 15, the clandestine faction led by FETO within the Turkish Army attempted to stage a coup to overthrow the democratically elected government.
  • More than 240 people died and over 1,500 others were injured as fallout of the failed coup.
  • The President of Turkey, Erdogan had blamed US-based cleric Gulen, who currently lives in self-imposed exile in the US, for the attempted coup last month.

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“We appreciate the prompt support to our democratically elected government by my Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Swaraj,” the minister added.

The minister also expressed concern over the situation in Syria as Turkey is directly impacted by the conflict there and violence in the region.

He said that the much-needed political transition in Syria is only possible if the international community works together. He also added that it is not only a prerequisite to end the conflict, but also essential to fight terrorism.

As sharing information and cooperating to eliminate all forms and manifestations of terrorism is important to eliminate the threat both the countries face, Cavusoglu said, “Therefore, exchange of information regarding these threats and bilateral and multilateral cooperation and solidarity against terrorism is crucial.”

– prepared by Ajay Krishna of NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

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“I feel I give back less than what I receive, and this disturbs me”,Amitabh Bachchan

I do know, and am intelligent enough to know my present standing and what I deserve. But when it exceeds that, I feel a discomfort.

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The veteran actor was also lost in nostalgia as he recounted the old times. Pixabay

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Bulgaria to shoot “Brahmastra”, spared a thought about the care and concern he gets wherever he goes. But he finds it disturbing that he feels he gives back less than he gets.

In a blog post from Bulgaria, where he is enjoying the sun, Amitabh wrote: “Filmmaking from my times has undergone substantial change… Hundreds of unit and crew work assiduously on projects these days, every little detail of the making and production is looked at with such a degree of importance and a liberty it astonishes me.

“I feel guilty at times at what is on offer from the unit at times… Their care and concern, their efforts to make everything so comfortable and pleasant, all with such alacrity and love. I do know, and am intelligent enough to know my present standing and what I deserve. But when it exceeds that, I feel a discomfort.

“I feel I give back less than what I receive, and this disturbs me.”

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There were times in the past when prominence was shown in much the same manner. Wikimedia commons

The veteran actor was also lost in nostalgia as he recounted the old times.

“There were times in the past when prominence was shown in much the same manner. Well not to the extent it is nowadays, and I felt maybe it was justifiable. But now with diminished presence, I feel it not right. I try hard to skip past it but it catches up .. as does most things in life,” he added.

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“Brahmastra” features Alia Bhatt an Ranbir Kapoor, with Nagarjuna cast in a special role. It is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Ayan Mukerji.

A trilogy, its first part will release on India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2019.(IANS)