Turkey orders arrest of 121 members of Gulen-affiliated relief agency

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 121 members of a relief agency affiliated with the US-based preacher who Ankara claims was behind a failed coup, state news agency Anadolu reported Tuesday.

Kimse Yok Mu (Is Someone There), which organized charity campaigns in different parts of the world, was closed down two months ago due to its affiliation with Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt.

The 121 arrest orders - including for the relief agency's president, Ismail Cingoz - came as prosecutors raided locations associated with the Kimse Yok Mu in 18 of Turkey's provinces, Anadolu said.

Online news portal Haberturk reported that the raids were based on the Turkish government's claim that the organization was passing on funds to Gulen's Hizmet movement.

Last update: Tue, 27/09/2016 - 12:23

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