Turkey arrest of 32,000 people since couppoging

Turkey arrest of 32,000 people since couppoging

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Turkey has in the investigation of the failed coup d’état of 15 July till now is 32,000 arrests made within the Gulen movement.

That makes the Turkish minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag on Wednesday known.

The Turkish police arrested, mainly supporters of the spiritual Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government suspects Gulen behind the coup attempt. The spiritual currently resides in exile in the United States.

There are, according to Bozdag another 70,000 legal proceedings against people suspected of having ties with Gulen.

Gulen denies his involvement in the couppoging. Turkey, the u.s. has formally requests the extradition is requested. Bozdag said Wednesday that America has promised within a few days with a response to the request.


Turkey is busy with the construction of a new court in Sincan, near the capital, Ankara, to all the people involved in the coup to justice. Turkey, the Gulen movement, labeled as terrorist organization.

Over the past months arrested by the Turkish police, including judges, referees, teachers, police officers and researchers.

The Turkish prime minister Binali Yilderim said earlier that Turkey would do whatever it took to Gulen and his movement completely out of Turkey to make them disappear.

Turkish prosecutors demand that the islamic clergyman Fethullah Gulen two times life and an extra 1.900 years in prison.

Aftermath of failed coup in Turkey

A man walks Sunday on a street in the Turkish parliament in Ankara that Friday at the couppoging was damaged.

Two of the eight to Greece, escaped Turkish soldiers arrive in the Greek city of Alexandroupoli.

Two Turks view Sunday the damaged Turkish parliament in Ankara.

Two Palestinian women walk in the Gaza strip, along a board on which the Turkish leader Erdogan is praised after the cut off coup.

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Who is Fethullah Gulen and why is Erdogan behind his movement?

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