Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Fethullah Gülen
A court in Istanbul has issued an arrest warrant for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen over Turkey’s recent failed coup.
The warrant accuses Gülen of “ordering the 15 July coup attempt”
Turkey has repeatedly urged the US to extradite Gülen. He denies any role.
Turkey has cracked down heavily on those it believes responsible for the coup attempt, with much of the emphasis on perceived supporters of the cleric.
Tens of thousands of public sector workers have been suspended or dismissed, with many having their passports cancelled. There has also been a massive reshuffle of the military.