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[Field Story] Turkiye, 544 people arrested from ‘FETO’ for the 2016 coup

(Istanbul = Yonhap News) Correspondent Kim Dong-ho = Turkish authorities announced on the 14th (local time) that a large number of members of the FETO (Fethullah Gulen terrorist organization) organization, which was identified as the mastermind behind the attempted coup in Turkye in 2016, have been arrested.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya Turkiye said that as a result of a joint operation with prosecutors, the National Intelligence Service (MIT), and the police, 544 members of the FETO organization were arrested in 62 regions, including Ankara, Bursa, and Antalya.

It was found that they also took the employment exam for government and public institutions under the direction of FETOs superiors.

Additionally, some were found to have tried to avoid authorities by communicating using encrypted communication programs and public phones.

FETO, a group that follows American Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, is pointed out as the mastermind behind the coup attempt that took place in Türkiye on July 15, 2016.

After the coup was foiled, the Turkiye government has requested the United States to extradite Gulen.

Source: Yunhap news

They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:11-12)

Lord, we hear the news that a large number of those accused of being behind the attempted coup d'état in Turkiye in 2016 have been arrested.

We ask that you would raise up from Turkiye people who do good and seek peace.

As it is written that the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and your ears are attentive to the prayers of the righteous, please listen to the prayers of the righteous who pray for true peace in Turkiye, and we pray for more righteous ones to rise up to pray for their people and the kingdom of God.

Instead of fighting the flesh and blood, may Turkish people be the ones who fight against the ruler of the power of the air!


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